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Renee Ann Cramer
Renee Ann Cramer teaches in, and is the Chair of Drake University’s Department of Law, Politics, and Society – an interdisciplinary, undergraduate legal studies major. A political scientist by training, Renee earned her PhD in Politics from New York University in 2001, with a dissertation and book that focused on federal acknowledgement for American Indian tribes. Her second book, on celebrity pregnancy and our obsession with it, will be published in 2015. Renee is currently working on a third: on the legalization of homebirth midwifery practice. Professor Cramer teaches a wide range of courses, including Law and Social Change, Reproductive Law and Politics; Critical Race and Feminist Legal Theory; and Contemporary American Indian Law and Politics. When not teaching or writing, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and son, and their two dogs –training for triathlons, doing yoga, hiking, and going to see live music.