Meredith Hacking

Williams Hall 442
Thursday 12p-1p, Friday 3p-4p, and by appointment
(215) 898-6054


B.A. Emory University

Meredith is a second year PhD student.  She received her B.A. in German Studies and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Emory University, where she focused on concepts of the malleable body.  Meredith's research interests focus on medicine, food, consumption and appetite in German literature.  She largely focuses on plant matter and ideas of healing.  She is especially curious about the interplay between food and gender or sexuality, consumption and ritual, hunger and desire, material culture and history, eating and abjection.  Prior to beginning her studies at Penn, Meredith worked at Cornell University in the College of Arts & Sciences' Career Development Center, where she worked with undergraduate students preparing for life after graduation and implemented systems to ensure students could reach help in moments of need.  Before working at Cornell, she worked at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in the Center for Career Planning and Professionalism. Schedule office hours with Meredith here:   

Research Interests

Gender, sexuality, food studies, 19th and 20th century literatures