Meredith Perkins

Aberystwyth University Summer Institute on Identity and Nationhood

Meredith Perkins is a rising junior and Presidential Fellow at Miami University studying Diplomacy & Global Politics and English: Creative Writing with minors in History and French.  Born and raised in Independence, Kentucky, Meredith is excited to represent the Bluegrass state in her first trip to the UK.

When she isn’t playing her guitar, working at her local minor league baseball park, or giving Miami campus tours, Meredith is probably writing. As senior editor of the Miami Political Review, an outspoken opinion and food columnist, an award-winning creative nonfiction and fiction writer, and an undergraduate writing consultant at her university library, Meredith loves using writing as a creative outlet, a vessel for political commentary, and an educational tool.

After assistant-teaching a high school summer program on America’s political foundations and researching Russian identity politics, Meredith looks forward to making cross-cultural comparisons at the Identity and Nationhood in Wales Summer Institute. Through this once-in-a-lifetime experience, Meredith hopes to deep-dive into Welsh history, pick up a few phrases in Welsh, explore the Welsh National Library, and learn lessons to implement into her community service at home.