Tasneem Deo is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she earned her LL.M. degree in 2014 and served as a Tutor in Law during 2015-2016. Her doctoral work, supported by the MacMillan Fellowship at Yale University, seeks to analyze whether gender per se or conformity to gender stereotypes affects decision making in Indian criminal courts. Tasneem completed the M.Sc. Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Oxford in 2015 and has been a Guest Lecturer at the National Law School of India University Bangalore since July 2014. Her research interest centers around the study of female criminality and its treatment within the criminal justice system - police, courts, and prisons.