Megan Ybarra is a 2022-2023 Society of Scholars Fellow.
She is an associate professor of Geography at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her research and teaching focus on environmental justice, abolition and migration. She is the author of Green Wars: Conservation and Decolonization in the Maya Forest and co-editor of a special issue on Abolition Ecologies (2021) in Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography. She lives and teaches on Indigenous land, the territories of the Coast Salish peoples. She is currently writing The Aroma of Tacoma, which details the intertwined struggles for the abolition of immigrant detention and environmental justice on Tacoma’s Tar Pits.