University of Mississippi ,
University of Alabama ,
Loyola University New Orleans
Meghan Holmes is a New Orleans-based freelance writer and documentarian. She has a master's degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, where she researched community-based responses to invasive species and completed a documentary studying Asian carp in the Mississippi River. She is particularly interested in the connections between the natural environment, foodways, and culture, with work on these topics and others featured in Time Out, Sierra, Art and Design, and Tales of the Cocktail, among other publications.
Meghan began her career as a writer in 2012, publishing stories on the history and cultural traditions of the Deep South for a variety of lifestyle publications and websites, including Good Grit, Country Roads, neworleans.me, and Mississippi Magazine. She has also published several essays as part of an ongoing environmental history project on the Pearl River basin in south Louisiana in Mississippi Folklife, and her writing on Asian carp and nutria was recently published in the Museum of Old and New Art's anthology book Eat the Problem.
In early 2021, she began producing a documentary on oysters in south Louisiana that will appear at the Southern Foodways Alliance's annual symposium. In addition to her work with Treehugger, which began in 2019, Meghan also writes for a New Orleans-based newspaper, The Louisiana Weekly.
Meghan holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Alabama, where she graduated with honors. She also has a Master of Arts degree in Southern Studies from the University of Mississippi, and in 2017 she completed a fellowship at Loyola University New Orleans at the Institute of Environmental Communication.
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