Meghan Holmes

Writer

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Meghan Holmes

Expertise

Sustainability, Invasive Species, Gardening, Foodways

Education

University of Mississippi , University of Alabama , Loyola University New Orleans

Introduction

Meghan Holmes is a New Orleans-based 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.

Experience

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. In addition, her writing on Asian carp and nutria was 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 for the Southern Foodways Alliance's annual symposium. Meghan also writes for a New Orleans-based newspaper, The Louisiana Weekly, and her work has been featured in Time Out, Sierra, Art and Design, and Tales of the Cocktail, among other publications.

Education

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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