Kathleen A. Brown-Pérez is a faculty member in Commonwealth Honors College and University of Massachusetts Amherst, with an appointment in the anthropology department. In the anthropology department, she teaches the senior honors thesis seminar "Conquest by Law: The Use of Law to Subjugate and Marginalize in the U.S." In Commonwealth Honors College, she teaches "Ideas that Change the World" and "Criminal Law and Justice." Brown-Perez has a law degree and MBA from the University of Iowa and is licensed to practice law in Arizona and Massachusetts. Previously a corporate attorney in Boston, she now limits her legal practice to consulting with law firms that are suing the federal government on behalf of tribes. A member of the Brothertown Indian Nation (Wisconsin), her research and publications focus on issues of federal Indian policy and law, including sovereignty, identity, and federal acknowledgement.