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Guest Lecture: Sarah Deer


Deer, a legal scholar, professor, and 2014 MacArthur fellow, focuses on the intersection of tribal law and victim’s rights. She is the author of Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America, which received the 8th Annual Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award (among others). Additionally, she has co-authored many textbooks on tribal law. This year, Professor Deer received the Spirit of Excellence Award from the American Bar Association and was granted the Langston Hughes Fellowship at the University of Kansas.

Deer regularly contributes as a writer and researcher with non-profit advocacy groups including Amnesty International and the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition. She has also been quoted in the New York Times and appeared as a guest on NPR, Al Jazeera, and MSNBC.

In this lecture, Deer will address the flip side of female empowerment: the shocking level of domestic assault and physical violence against Native American women.  This lecture takes place on campus in Architecture 170 at 6 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.  Download the flyer PDF here.


This project is supported in part by the following: an award from the National Endowment for the Arts, Jeanene and Ron Hulsey, Mary Ann and Ken Fergeson, the Chickasaw Nation, the Oklahoma Arts Council, OSU/A&M Board of Regents, and the OSU Museum of Art Advocates. ­­In addition, the OSU Museum of Art would like to extend a thank you to Bockley Gallery in Minneapolis, Minn., and the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum in Santa Fe, NM.