Michelle Montgomery, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and SHS Vice Chair
Phone
253-692-4671
Assistant Director
Adjunct Associate Professor
Indigenous Community & Curriculum Advisor
Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Bioethics and Humanities
Unit: 
Degrees
Ph.D.
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies
University of New Mexico
2010
M.A.
Bioethics
University of Washington Seattle
2013
M.P.P.
Plant Pathology
North Carolina State University
2001
B.S.
Biology
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
1996
Introduction

Dr. Michelle Montgomery (enrolled Haliwa Saponi/descendant Eastern Band Cherokee) is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington Tacoma, School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences in American Indian Studies and Ethnic, Gender and Labor Studies. She is also the Assistant Director for the Office of Undergraduate Education and the Indigenous curriculum and community advisor for the School of Education. Dr. Montgomery's research focuses on Indigenizing and decolonizing the climate justice narrative, environmental ethics connected to Indigenous Peoples’ identities and eco-critical race theory to eliminate racial and environmental oppression.

In Solidarity - BLM & MMIW

Affiliations

January 2020-Present Indigenous Speaker Series, Community Partnership with Northwest Indian College, Nez Perce Campus (https://nwicis.staging.wpengine.com/indigenous-speaker-series/)
2017-Present Rising Voices: Climate Resilience Through Indigenous and Earth Science
2017-Present Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
2010-Present Native Research Group
2010-Present American Indian Research Association
2010-Present Indigenous Peoples Climate Change Work Group

Teaching

and Courses Developed

-TEGL 201, Introduction to Indigenous Philosophy
-TEGL 202, Introduction to Contemporary American Indian Issues
-TEGL 210, Introduction to Qualitative Methodology and Research Ethics
-TEGL 301, Introduction to Indigenous Women and Feminism
-TEGL 302, Introduction to Tribal Critical Race Theory and Critical Race Theory
-TEGL 303, Introduction to American Indian Education
-TEGL 304, Indigenous Ethnoecology
-TEGL 365, Indigenous Ethnobiology
-TEGL 401, Critical and Indigenous Methodologies
-TEGL 464, Indigenous Health, Political Ethnoecology and Governance
-TEGL 306, Introduction to Indigenous Peoples of the Pacific

CV or Resume
Publication Date Bibliographic Citation
2020

Montgomery M. (2020). An Indigenous Feminists Lens: Dismantling the Settler-Colonial Narratives of Place-Based Water Governance in a Climate Change World. The Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Cities and Landscapes in the Pacific Rim Planning and Engagement (Invited Submission – In Progress)

2020

Greene, C., Montgomery M., (2020). A Community Partnership to Empowering Future Sustainability: Dialogues about Indigenous Peoples’ Cultural and Traditional Lived Experiences (In Progress).

2020

Laukea, L., Blanchard, P., Dardar, T., Doyle, J., Eningowuk, F., Lazrus, H., Longknife, D., Maldonado, J.,
Montano, M., Montgomery, M., Neosh, J., Nogueras-Vidal, K. M., Rattlingleaf, Sr., J., Souza, M., K., (2020). Indigenous and Earth Sciences Knowledges and Practices in COVID-19, CONVERGE COVID-19 Working Groups for Public Health and Social Sciences Research, National Science Foundation (NSF) - Social Science and Extreme Events Research Network, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Office for Coastal Management, Natural Hazards Center, University of Boulder, CO (NSF Award #1841338). Accessible at:
https://converge.colorado.edu/v1/uploads/images/indigenous_and_earth_sci...

2020

Kimminau, K., Montgomery, M. (2020). It’s a Mixed Bag: Exploring Multiracial Identities, Winter 2020 Issue, Pulse Magazine, pp. 32-37. Accessible at: https://issuu.com/cwupulse/docs/pulse_winter_2020_issue_2_

2019

Montgomery M. (2019). Decolonizing the Climate Change Narrative Through an Eco-Critical Race Theory Lens (In Progress).

2019

Wallace, P., Montgomery, M. (2019). Insights From a Critical Race Theory Scholar: An Interview with a Visiting Tutor, The Mark, Quest University, Squamish, BC Canada, 1506 words.

2019

Montgomery M. (2019). Navigating American Indian Identity and Whiteness Politics in Higher Education (In Progress).

2018

Blanchard, P., Montgomery, M. (2018). Native STEM Research Study. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, National Center for Atmospheric Research, 256 words.

2018

Montgomery, M. (2018). Resilience & Sustainability: Indigenous Identities and Interconnectedness to Place. CO: University Press of Colorado (Advance Contract).

2017

Montgomery, M. (2017). Identity Politics of Difference: the Mixed-race American Indian Experience. CO: University Press of Colorado.

2017

Montgomery, M. (2017). Decolonizing Research Practices, Accessible at: http://upcolorado.com/about-us/blog/item/3165-decolonizing-reserach-prac...

2016

Montgomery, M. (2016). Review of the book People Before the Park: The Kotenai and Blackfeet Before Glacier National Park by S. Thompson, Kootenai Cultural Committee, & Pikuuni Traditional Association Pacific Northwest Quarterly. Pacific Northwest Quarterly, Winter 2015/2016, 106: 43.

2015

Montgomery, M. (2015). Native TEACH Project. Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health, Univesrity of Washington, Accessible at: http://nativeteach.wordpress.com

2013

Brendible, J, Edwards, K, Forslund, A, James, R., Jamshedi, A, Johny, R, Kennedy, M, Montgomery, M, Paul, A, Salazar, N, Segrest, V, Sharpe, J, Towle, B. (2013). The Return. Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health, University of Washington. Accessible at: http://depts.washington.edu/ceeh/community/native-teach.html 

2013

Montgomery, M., Sharpe, J. (2013). Decolonizing Autonomy. Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health, Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, University of Washington. Accessible at: http://depts.washington.edu/ceeh/community/native-teach.html 

2012

Montgomery, M., Sharpe, J. (2012). Traditional Knowledge and Responsible Partnerships with Indigenous Communities. Center for Ecogenetics and Environmental Health, Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, University of Washington. Accessible at: http://depts.washington.edu/ceeh/community/native-teach.html

2012

Montgomery, M. (2012). Rationalization and Representation of Identity Politics: the Mixed-race American Indian Experience. Journal of Critical Race Inquiry, 2(1): 1-25. 

2003

Montgomery, M. (2003). American Indian Science and Engineering Society Air Quality Took Kit. Cooperative agreement with United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air and Radiation.