Dr. Megan Alvarado-Saggese

Dr. Megan Alvarado-Saggese
Assistant Professor of Native American & Indigenous Studies

Areas of expertise:

  • Latin American Indigenous studies
  • Latinx and Indigenous intersectionality;
  • Latin American and Indigenous visual cultures
  • Film and sound studies


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2022
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2014
  • MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 2011
  • B.A., Brown University, 2006


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About Megan Alvarado-Saggese

Megan Alvarado-Saggese is Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies at Fort Lewis College. Her teaching and research focus on Indigenous artistic practice in the Americas, bringing Latin American Indigenous visual cultures into conversation with Native American scholarship.

Taking a hemispheric approach to Indigenous studies, Dr. Alvarado-Saggese looks at intersections and resonances within Indigenous intellectual thought and strategies of resistance across the Americas. She is currently engaged in a research project that critically reconsiders the political influence of indigenismo on Latin American modernist art.