Michelle McGeough (Métis) is a Ph.D. candidate enrolled in the Art History at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Prior to returning to school for her advanced degree, she taught Museum Studies at the Institute of American Indian. She has also held the position of Assistant Curator at the Wheelwright Museum of the Native American in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Ms. McGeough has a Master’s degree from Carleton University as well as a BFA from Emily Carr School of Art and Design University. She also has an Associates of Fine Arts degree from the Institute of American Indian Art as well B.Ed. degree in secondary education from the University of Alberta. Ms. McGeough’s research interests have focused contemporary Aboriginal art and the Aboriginal two-spirit identity. Presently, she is completing her dissertation that examines Aboriginal understandings of gender fluidity and the impact these notions have on artistic production both currently and historically. Other areas of her research include the application of Indigenous research methodologies and the incorporation of these ways of knowing into the development of curriculum and the curation of contemporary and historic Indigenous art. Ms. McGeough is also an independent curator and has curated exhibitions for the I.D.E.A. Center at Colorado College. Aboriginal Art Center, in Ottawa and the Museum of Contemporary Native American Art in Santa Fe New Mexico.
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