Bonnie Cherry


UC Berkeley School of Law


Dr. Calvin Morrill

Academic Interests:

International Law of Armed Conflict
US federal Indian law and policy
Emergency powers in wartime
Japanese-American internment
US Frontier Wars
War on Terror


“Little Kingdoms”: Administrative Power and the Legalized Securitization of Indian Country

Bio Note:

Bonnie Cherry is a PhD candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at Berkeley Law studying extraordinary use of Native lands in times of “national emergency”, as well as how extraordinary security measures against Native people and lands became embedded in administrative law and organizational practice. Her research is funded by the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley, and she is an Empirical Legal Scholars fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley Law.

Added March 2023

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