• Research interests

    Meighen’s research interests are interdisciplinary and include:

    • Public History
    • Museums
    • American History
    • The Great Depression
    • 1920s-1930s
    • Cultural History
    • Media History
    • Urban History
    • Public Narratives of Housing, Crime, Poverty, Illness & Epidemic, Economic Change, Disaster
    • Issues of first-year education and transition to university 

    Current research project

    A monograph based on her PhD thesis: Beyond Migrant Mother: Exhibiting the American Experience of the Great Depression and the 1930s. A project exploring the museum and public history narratives of societal & personal vulnerability.