Hinda Mandell researches news coverage of scandal, focusing in particular on the gender and religious dimensions of these news events. Her dissertation examined media construction of wives at the center of political sex scandals. She comes to academic research after writing for the popular press, including both religious and nonsectarian publications.
A recipient of international fellowships, including the American Council on Germany's McCloy Journalism Fellowship and the Museum of Jewish Heritage's Auschwitz Jewish Center Fellowship, Mandell has reported from Germany, Poland, China, Dublin and Jerusalem. She is a correspondent for the Boston Globe, where she writes on suburban life and religious affairs. She was one of the newspaper's correspondents who reported on Bernie Madoff's $65 billion Ponzi scheme. Hinda also writes and blogs for the Forward newspaper.
Hinda is the former editor in chief of Boston's Jewish Advocate, where she directed news coverage of religious affairs and their cultural implications. She is a former features editor at the Bennington Banner in Vermont. Hinda began her reporting career at the North Adams Transcript in Massachusetts, where she covered the cops and courts beat.