Shelley Angelie Saggar

PhD student
 Shelley Angelie Saggar


Shelley Angelie Saggar is a CHASE funded PhD researcher and museum professional based in the Centre for Indigenous and Settler-Colonial Studies at the University of Kent. Her project examines representations, reclamations and contestations of the museum in Native North American and Aotearoan/New Zealander film and literature. She also works as a collections researcher at the Science Museum and Wellcome Collection, where her work focuses on colonial collecting narratives in the historical medical collections.

Research interests

Indigenous representations, museum studies, postcolonial literature and culture.

PhD Title

‘Museum as medicine? Reclamations and Contestations of the museum in Native North American and Aotearoan literature and film’  


Professor David Stirrup and Dr Matthew Whittle

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