Sarah Deer has worked to end violence against women for over 20 years. She began as a volunteer rape victim advocate as an undergraduate and later received her J.D. with a Tribal Lawyer Certificate from the University of Kansas School of Law. She is currently a professor at William Mitchell College of Law in Minnesota. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims' rights. Deer is a co-author of three textbooks on tribal law. She has received national recognition for her work on violence against Native women and was a primary consultant for Amnesty International's Maze of Injustice campaign. She is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship.