Megan is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow in the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre. She was previously an LSE Fellow in Human Geography in the Department of Geography and Environment, and continues to teach in the Department. Megan received her PhD from Queen Mary University of London, where she held a Principal’s Studentship jointly funded by the School of Geography and the School of Politics and International Relations. She holds an MPhil in Latin American Studies from the University of Cambridge, and a BA (Hons) from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She is the Book Review Editor of the Journal of Latin American Studies.
Megan’s work focuses on migration and citizenship in Latin America, and increasingly on violence and borderlands. Based on multi-sited ethnographic fieldwork in Chile and Bolivia, her doctoral research addressed the everyday citizenship practices of Bolivian migrants in Chile. Taking a similar methodological approach, her current project funded by the British Academy looks at how Colombian migrant women in Antofagasta, Chile navigate contexts of structural, and sometimes physical, violence across borders.
Megan’s book Uncertain Citizenship: Everyday Practices of Bolivian Migrants in Chile (UC Press, 2018) is now available to buy, with the first chapter also available as a preview.