CAPC Consultant, Meredith

Statement of Research Interests

My dissertation analyses Australian coasts in nineteenth century literature. I investigate how configurations of race and gender create affective relationships with coastal ecosystems in settler colonial societies.

Statement of Teaching Philosophy

For me, prioritising students means listening carefully, then figuring out how to work toward the student's writing wishes and dreams. I think of writing as an opportunity to think in depth about something that piques the author's curiosity - I try to help students follow the threads of their own curiosity to create a writing process that is enjoyable and effective. I also remind students that writing is hard! It takes a lot of collaboration and practice, so asking for help is the first step toward becoming an amazing writer.

Other Commitments

Writing my dissertation, working at the journal Studies in English Literature, working as a Writing Coach, writing little jokes in poem form, running, watching copious amounts of t.v, trying to learn Italian, learning how to cook without burning everything (or make everything taste of paprika and/or lemon), involving myself in my friends' lives, fixing my siblings problems (even though they don't listen)—occasionally going to see music and dancing. Sometimes I knit. Gossip is a hobby, but it should probably stay secret. Oh, and reading, of course.


Hometown Melbourne, Australia
Graduate Department English
Graduate Fields 19th Century Australian and British literature