Sarah Deer, professor of law at the William Mitchell College of Law, is one of the 21 exceptionally creative individuals who make up the 2014 class of MacArthur Fellows. Professor Deer focuses on violent crimes on Indian reservations and has written books on the matter.
The MacArthur Foundation says that her work has leveraged a deeper “understanding of tribal and federal law to develop policies and legislation that empower tribal nations to protect Native American women from the pervasive and intractable problem of sexual and domestic violence.” Fellows each receive a no-strings-attached stipend. The Fellowship comes with no stipulations or reporting requirements, and allows recipients maximum freedom to follow their own creative visions.
Professor Deer first attended the College in 2001 and later taught for The National Tribal Judicial Center in 2006.
Photo courtesy of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. May 19th, 2014