Genevieve Lakier has a J.D. from the New York University School of Law and a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. She clerked for the Honorable Judge Robert Sand of the Southern District of New York and the Honorable Martha Craig Daughtrey of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Her research focuses on the intersections between culture and law. She is currently engaged in a long-term project exploring the cultural history of the First Amendment concept of speech, and another project exploring the changing role of the state in the regulation of sexuality and sex work.