Meredith Stabel is a PhD candidate in English studying American literature from 1865 to the present. She is also pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women’s, and Sexuality Studies. Her interests include Southern diasporic literature and African American literature, with a particular focus on parenthood—or the lack thereof—as a locus of violence and historical weight. Before coming to Iowa, she earned a BA in English from Duke University.
Meredith currently works as Editorial Assistant at University of Iowa Press. She previously served as a TA for Foundations of the English Major and taught Rhetoric at the University of Iowa.