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Megan Ybarra (she/her/hers)

Associate Professor, Geography
Adjunct Associate Professor, American Indian Studies
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Contact Information

(206) 616-5033
SMI 303C


Ph.D., Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California Berkeley 2010
B.A., Latin American Studies, New York University, 2002
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I live and teach on Indigenous land, the territories of the Coast Salish peoples. I research race, nature and migrations, with a focus on environmental justice and Latinidades across the Américas.

I teach classes including: Race, Nature & PowerEnvironmental Justice; a co-facilitated seminar on Indigenous Methodologies; and a co-facilitated seminar on Abolition Geographies. ​​My research sits at the articulation of race, nature and migrations. In Guatemala, I have conducted research that resulted in the publication of Tierra, Migración y Vida en Petén (2012) and Green Wars (2017)In the US Pacific Northwest, I have examined the role of the Northwest Detention Center in immigrant rights. Thinking relationally across the US, Mexico and Guatemala, I am also researching and writing on transnational Latinidades.

I serve on the editorial/advisory boards of Antipode: A Radical Journal of GeographyEnvironment and Planning D: Society and Space; and The Professional Geographer.