Eidson Distinguished Professor in American Literature LeAnne Howe presents lawyer, scholar, and author Sarah Deer (Muscogee (Creek) Nation) for her annual American Indian Returnings (AIR) Talk. This year's AIR Talk will take place on the Autumnal Equinox, Thursday, September 19th, at 4:15 p.m. in the M. Smith Griffith Auditorium at the Georgia Museum of Art, 90 Carlton St, Athens, GA 30602. This event is free and open to the public.
Deer has worked to end violence against women for over 25 years and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2014. Her scholarship focuses on the intersection of federal Indian law and victims' rights. Deer is a co-author of four textbooks on tribal law. Her latest book is The Beginning and End of Rape: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America, which has received several awards. Her work on violence against Native women has received national recognition from the American Bar Association and the Department of Justice. She currently teaches at the University of Kansas. Professor Deer is also the Chief Justice for the Prairie Island Indian Community Court of Appeals.