Alexandra Natapoff is an award-winning legal scholar and criminal justice expert. In 2016 she was named a Guggenheim Fellow. She is also author of Snitching: Criminal Informants and the Erosion of American Justice (NYU Press), which won the ABA Silver Gavel Award Honorable Mention for Books, and co-editor of The New Criminal Justice Thinking (NYU Press), which received a 2017 Choice Academic Title Award. She is Professor of Law at the University of California, Irvine; she was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School in Fall 2018. A graduate of Yale University and Stanford Law School, she is a member of the American Law Institute. She has testified before Congress; she has helped draft state and federal reform legislation; and she appears frequently in national media outlets. Prior to joining the academy, Professor Natapoff served as a federal public defender in Baltimore, Maryland, and was the recipient of an Open Society Institute Community Fellowship.