Megan Wanttie

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Megan Wanttie

Graduate Teaching Associate


  • 2017, MA in Art History, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • 2017, Graduate Certificate in Museum Education, University of North Texas, Denton, TX
  • 2015, BA in Art History, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Megan is a PhD student in the Arts Administration, Education and Policy department with a specialization in Museum Education. Megan received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of North Texas, studying rituals associated with 18th century French Rococo porcelain as evidence of self-fashioning and performative gender and class identity. Megan is a museum educator with a strong background in museum programming, collections-based research, and interpretive design. Her practice seeks to address contemporary social justice issues through digital integration within and outside the museum space.

Fun Fact: Megan enjoys the outdoors and all forms of storytelling. Outside of work, she spends a lot of time cycling, hiking and backpacking, and practicing yoga. She is also a devoted podcast listener and has two cats that feature prominently on her social media accounts.

Research Interests

  • Feminist theories
  • Intersectionality and critical race theory
  • New materialism
  • Self-fashioning and gender performativity
  • Posthuman feminist museology and multivocality
  • Critical museum pedagogy
  • Decolonial practices
  • Community-based public programming
  • Visitor-centered exhibitions and pedagogy
  • Data visualizations, experiential learning, and semiotics