Michelle Montgomery

Associate Professor


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.

Dr. Montgomery is the interim Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of Washington Seattle Department of Bioethics and Humanities.


  • University of New Mexico, Ph.D. Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Studies, 2010
  • University of Washington, Seattle, M.A. Bioethics, 2013
  • North Carolina State University, M.P.P. Plant Pathology, 2001