Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Lakota People's Law Project, Romero Institute
Sarah Sadlier is a PhD Student in the History Department, specializing in American and Native American History with a secondary field in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. As an undergraduate at Stanford University, Sarah quadruple majored in History (with Honors), American Studies (with Honors), Iberian and Latin American Cultures, and Political Science (secondary major) with Distinction. In 2017, she graduated with her master's in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford. Based on her research and curatorial work there, she was asked to participate in a Smithsonian Channel documentary about Plains ledger art. While in the Bay Area, she also served as Co-Chair of the 45th Stanford Powwow, a three-day celebration of Native dance, arts, songs, and culture that draws between twenty to thirty thousand visitors annually.
At Harvard, Sarah is Co-President of the History Graduate Student Association, Co-Chair of the 23rd Annual Harvard Powwow, and a member of the Native American Law Students Association, the Indigenous Studies Working Group, Future Indigenous Educators Resisting Colonial Education (FIERCE), and Harvard’s Year of Indigenous Languages Initiative. This summer, she will be working as an investigative assistant at the Lakota People’s Law Project, a non-profit that “engages in ongoing efforts to reclaim ancestral lands and to stop threats to Lakota land and resources,” as well as the defense of water protectors at Standing Rock. Eventually, Sarah hopes to complete a JD-PhD and serve as an expert witness for cases related to American Indian law.