Ram Subramanian

Ram joined Vera’s Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) in 2010. In CSC, Ram provided research and technical assistance to state and county departments of corrections seeking to understand and reduce their overreliance on incarceration, or address sexual abuse in confinement. He also worked closely with other state bodies interested in reforming their sentencing laws. In addition, Ram oversaw the Center’s international comparative sentencing and corrections work, and all Center publications, on many of which he was the lead researcher and author.

In June 2016, Ram was appointed the institute’s editorial director, overseeing all of Vera’s outward-facing publications. Before joining Vera, Ram was a lawyer who worked for many years on issues of democracy, judicial independence, sexual and other kinds of political violence, and on human rights issues more broadly in Zimbabwe and South Africa. He has an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a law degree from the University of Melbourne Law School.