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Sarah Deer

International & Interdisciplinary Studies - Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, School of Public Affairs & Administration
Professor
J.D., University of Kansas School of Law
Primary office:
785-864-9713
Blake Hall
Room 322


Research Interests

  • Indigenous legal studies
  • Tribal court jurisdiction
  • Tribal court process and procedure
  • Tribal appellate courts
  • Violence against Native American women
  • Federal law reform
  • Victims&rsquo
  • Rights
  • Feminist jurisprudence
  • Indigenous feminist legal theory
  • Mvskoke language

Selected Publications

Nagle, K. & Deer, S. (in press). Return to Worcester: Dollar General and the Restoration of Tribal Jurisdiction to Protect Native Women and Children . Harvard Journal of Law and Gender.

Deer, S. (2017). Bystander No More? Improving the Federal Response to Sexual Violence in Indian Country. Utah Law Review, 2017(4), 771-800. http://dc.law.utah.edu/ulr/vol2017/iss4/7/

Deer, S. & Murphy, L. (2017). “Animals May Take Pity on Us”: Using Traditional Tribal Beliefs To Address Animal Abuse and Family Violence Within Tribal Nations . Mitchell Hamline Law Review, 43(4), 703-742.

Deer, S. (2015). The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America , University of Minnesota Press.

Selected Awards & Honors

Spirit of Excellence Award
American Bar Association
2016

MacArthur Fellowship
2014

Allied Professional Award
United States Department of Justice
2011


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