Meg McLagan

Meg McLagan is a documentary filmmaker and cultural anthropologist. She is the co-director and co-producer, with Daria Sommers, of Lioness, which won the Center for Documentary Studies Filmmaker Award at the Full Frame Film Festival in 2008 and was broadcast nationally on the PBS series Independent Lens. Her film Tibet in Exile, co-directed with Barbara Banks, aired on public television and was screened at festivals and museums in the U.S. and Europe. She began her film career working as a producer on the highly acclaimed independent documentary Paris Is Burning. McLagan’s work has been supported by the Sundance Documentary Fund, New York State Council on the Arts, the Fledgling Fund, Chicken & Egg Pictures, and National Endowment for the Humanities.

Meg graduated from Yale with a BA in English Literature, and earned a doctorate in cultural anthropology from New York University. In addition to her film work, McLagan is the co-editor of Visual Cultures of Nongovernmental Politics, forthcoming from Zone Books.