Genevieve Lakier’s research interests include constitutional law (with a focus on the First Amendment), criminal law, and law and society. She is currently involved in an ethnographic research project that is studying community prosecutors in Chicago. She is also currently researching the cultural history of the First Amendment, specifically the courts’ changing understanding of what counts as constitutionally protected speech.
Her articles have appeared in the Harvard Law Review, Supreme Court Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and Studies in Nepali History and Society. She has also contributed chapters to two edited volumes, Censorship: Cultural Regulation in South Asia and Contentious Politics and Democratization in Nepal. Lakier was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Abroad Fellowship, a Josephine de Karman Fellowship, and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. She was also a fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
Lakier earned a PhD in anthropology from the University of Chicago and a JD from New York University School of Law. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Judge Leonard B. Sand of the Southern District of New York and Judge Martha C. Daughtrey of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.