Roy, Aurelie

Field: United States; Advisor: Jacoby; Year: 2010

Aurélie Roy is a Ph.D Candidate in U.S. History. Her dissertation examines the evolution of Indian rights lawyering in the Supreme Court throughout American history, with a particular focus on the post-civil rights era.

At Columbia, Aurélie co-founded, with Maria John, the Collaborations on Indigenous Studies Project. The Project was the first graduate-student initiative to discuss indigenous issues at Columbia. The Project funded events related to historic and contemporary indigenous issues as well as two conferences, bringing an international group of young scholars together each time.

Aurélie currently lives in Boulder, CO, where she works at the University of Colorado Law School on identifying the legal obligations of the National Park Service to Indian nations in park units.