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Meagan Thompson


Email: [[e|mathompson03]]
Research Interests: Trauma Studies; Queer of Color Critique; Gender Studies; Modern and Contemporary American Literature; New Media Studies; Fat Studies; Minority Literatures and Rhetorics; Performance Studies; Writing Center Pedagogy

Meagan Thompson is a PhD student in the American Studies Program at The College of William & Mary. She earned her B.A. in English at Roanoke College and M.A. in English from Old Dominion University. Her interests include trauma and performance studies, queer of color critique, and contemporary American literature. She has presented at several conferences on topics related to writing center pedagogy, gender and queer theories, and cultural studies. She is particularly interested in the intersection of trauma and utopia, exploring how marginalized peoples construct and maintain pockets of joy to resist oppression. Meagan is currently studying the power of storytelling as a means of protest, as well as the foregrounding of spatiality and boundedness in space in trauma narratives.

BA English, Roanoke College, 2012

MA English, Old Dominion University, 2018

Selected Publications

"Digital Activism and Storytelling: Exploring the Radical Potential of The #MeToo Movement.” Resistance in Pop Culture and Contemporary Culture, edited by Leisa Clark, Amanda Firestone, and Mary Pharr, McFarland Books, 2019.

Co-authored with Megan Boeshart Burelle, “An Inquiry-Based Approach for Customizing Training for Graduate Student Tutors.” Re-defining Roles: The Professional, Faculty, and Graduate Consultant’s Guide to Writing Centers, edited by Megan S. Jewell and Joseph Cheatle, Utah State U.P., 2019.