Andrew Lindsay

Research and Program Associate

Andrew Lindsay joined the Brennan Center in May 2016 as a Research and Program Associate in the Liberty and National Security Program. Prior to joining the Center, Andrew was the Emerging Fellow for equal justice issues with the Roosevelt Institute where he authored a report, Integrating Pretrial Diversion Programs in Justice Reinvestment in Massachusetts (2016), recommending revisions to criminal justice legislation in the state. He also worked as a Research Associate with the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation, and as an Undergraduate Research Fellow at Harvard Law School with the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice. Most recently, Andrew was named a 2018 John Woodruff Simpson Fellow in the study of law and coauthored an article in the Harm Reduction Journal with experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, titled Mitigating the Heroin Crisis in Baltimore, MD, USA: A Cost-benefit Analysis of a Hypothetical Supervised Injection Facility (2017).

At Amherst College, Andrew was an Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellow, Amherst Critical Theory Fellow, Truman Scholarship finalist, Rhodes Scholarship nominee, and in 2016, graduated cum laude in Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought (LJST) and Political Science. As a student leader in Amherst’s community of color, Andrew served as President of the Black Student Union and Caribbean Chair of the African and Caribbean Student Union. His writing has been featured in outlets such as the New York Times, The Atlantic, and the Huffington Post. Andrew received honors in LJST for his senior thesis, which examined the jurisprudence of consumer boycotts in the American, South African and Palestinian contexts.