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Assistant Professor of History, Emory University

Daniel LaChance is a legal scholar and cultural historian in Emory University's Department of History. He is the author of the book "Executing Freedom: The Cultural Life of Capital Punishment in the United States" (University of Chicago Press, 2016).

LaChance earned his B.A. in English from Carleton College and his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to his appointment to the Emory faculty, he was an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Visiting Associate Research Scholar in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Histort , Emory University