Laura Cahier is a PhD candidate in international law at the University of Aix-Marseille, France, under the supervision of Dr. Albane Geslin. She holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs (Sciences-Po Lyon) and a Research Master’s Degree in Human Rights (Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas). Her research focuses on indigenous women’s rights in international law and their participation in local and international legal organizations to oppose intersectional forms of violence. She pays specific attention to the Kaqchikel peoples in Guatemala and the Navajos in the United States. Laura is also the representative of the French Institut des Amériques in Washington, for the 2018-2021 period.