Richard M. Milanovich Fellow
Alexandra Fay is the inaugural Richard M. Milanovich Fellow at the Native Nations Law and Policy Center of UCLA School of Law. Her research explores the relationship between federal Indian law and American constitutional law. She studies federalism to understand tribal status in our constitutional structure. She also writes about tribal criminal legal systems, race and criminality, and sovereignty. Her past research has included topics of tribal co-management, food sovereignty, and water rights. In all her projects, she relies on critical methods drawn from critical race theory and political ecology.
Fay received her B.A. magna cum laude at Columbia University, and her J.D. from Yale Law School. At Yale, she was an editor for the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. She was also the recipient of a Fulbright scholarship, for which she taught English at Penza State University in Penza, Russia.