NTJC Faculty Member Wins MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant
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.