MA Candidate: Gender, Race, Disability, and Queerness
Meredith (Mer) Wade is an educator, community organizer, and occasional artist from Salt Lake City, Utah. Mer received their BA in History and Environmental Studies from Wellesley College, where she wrote an honors thesis on food justice and feminism in the Black Panther Party's Free Breakfast Program.
A lover of horror movies and K-pop, Mer believes that pop culture both reflects and shapes our social landscape. Her intended concentration, The Aesthetics of Difference, will focus on ideas about gender, race, disability, and queerness as constructed and disseminated through mass media. They look forward to using visual art, creative writing, and music to explore this relationship between collective imagination and the material world.
Mer is also excited to join the Gallatin Writing Program as a Graduate Assistant this fall. She believes that with enough support, anyone can become a more confident, skillful writer—and maybe even learn to love writing. Outside of NYU, Mer is the Creative Director for Dream Glow Magazine, a literary/artistic magazine that publishes work inspired by BTS and cultivates community among fan artists around the world. Mer enjoys running (slowly), collaging, singing, and watching trash TV in her free time.