The University of Auckland
Megan Shaw is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Auckland working on a cultural history of Katherine Villiers, Duchess of Buckingham (neé Manners, 1603–1649). The duchess is best known as the wife and widow of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham (1592–1628), royal favourite to both James I and Charles I. Megan is interested in material culture, women and kinship, mourning, royal favourites and Catholicism at the Stuart court. Outside of academia, she is also the Administration and Archive Assistant for the Chartwell Trust whose Collection is held at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.
Megan joined the ANZAMEMS Committee as Postgraduate Representative (New Zealand) in 2020.