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Sarah Deibler

Sarah Deibler

S.J.D. Candidate

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“Forced Marriage and Sex under the Khmer Rouge: The Impact of Gendered Constructions of Victims, Sexual Agency, and Sexual Harm in International Criminal Law”

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Feminism and the Law with Professor Janet Halley, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • International Criminal Law with Professor Alex Whiting, Harvard Law School
  • Theories of Knowledge and Governance: Health, Human Rights, and Science with Professor Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern University School of Law
  • Social Theories of Law with Professor Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School

Additional Research Interests

  • Human Rights
  • Immigration Law
  • International Criminal Law
  • Public International Law
  • Sexual and Gender-Based Violence
  • Transitional Justice
  • Trauma and Law


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate 2016-Present
  • Northeastern University School of Law, LL.M., 2015
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K., LL.B., 2013

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Harvard Law School, 2018-2019, Coordinator, Law Teaching Colloquium
  • Harvard College, 2018, Teaching Fellow, Feminist Theory as Critique
  • Harvard Law School, 2017-2019, Graduate Program Fellow, LL.M. Writing Workshop
  • Harvard Law School, 2018, Summer Public Interest Fellow
  • Harvard Law School, 2017, 2018, Summer Academic Fellow
  • Harvard College, 2017, Teaching Fellow, Sexual Ethics as Ethical Reasoning
  • Harvard Law School, 2017, Chayes International Public Service Fellow

Representative Publications

Additional Information

  • Bar Admission: New York, 2017
  • Languages: English (native), French (proficient), Khmer (beginner)

Last Updated: August 12, 2018