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Dr. Michele Meek

headshot photo of Dr. Michele Meek with long dark brown hair wearing brown rim glasses, a red top and black zipper up jacket
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Maxwell Library, Room 214A

BA, Boston College
MFA, Emerson College
PhD, University of Rhode Island

Professor Meek teaches courses in digital media, film production, screenwriting, film studies, life design, and gender studies. She is an award-winning writer and film director, with her most recent film, "Imagine Kolle 37," having screened at the ICA Boston, Independent Film Festival of Boston, and others. She has published several books including "Independent Female Filmmakers: A Chronicle through Profiles, Interviews, and Manifestos" with Routledge in 2019 and "The Mastermind Failure Club—A Self-Empowerment Guide for Artists, Filmmakers, Writers and Other Creative Entrepreneurs" (2020), and her book "Consent Culture and Teen Films: Adolescent Sexuality in U.S. Movies" is forthcoming in April 2023 with Indiana University Press. She has published in academic journals such as Literature/Film Quarterly, Girlhood Studies, and the Journal of Popular Film and Television, as well as popular publications such as Ms. Magazine, Entrepreneur, and

In addition, her successes as a media entrepreneur have been profiled by NPR, the Boston Globe and Inc. Magazine. She regularly serves on film festival juries and advisory boards, including Stowe Story Labs, Women in Comedy Festival, Salem Film Fest, and she is on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal Short Film Studies. For more information, see her website at

Area of Expertise
Film production, digital media, screenwriting, gender studies, life design