Michele Meek is a writer, filmmaker and educator.
She earned an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the English Department and a Teaching Assistant in the Gender and Women's Studies program at the University of Rhode Island. She has taught film, literature and gender studies courses at colleges including Emerson College, Boston College, Massachusetts College of Art, and University of Rhode Island.
She has written and directed several short documentaries and narrative films. Her short film Red Sneakers screened at film festivals across the country and won 2nd Place Children's Film award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival. Her educational film Conversations with Women: Masturbation originally screened in Boston and has since received over 200,000 views on YouTube. She is currently in post-production on a short documentary-fiction hybrid film about two girls who imagine their way to a real Berlin adventure playground.
She has presented academic papers at conferences including the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference and the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, and her scholarly work has been published in the Tennessee Williams Annual Review, the Journal of Popular Film and Television and Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. She also co-edited the book The Independent's Guide to Film Distribution (2014).
She founded NewEnglandFilm.com, the premiere magazine and resource for independent filmmaking in the northeast, and led the transition of the 30-year-old magazine The Independent to the nonprofit organization Independent Media Publications where she remains a board member.
She received the 2005 Baldwin Award for Alumni Recognition in Film & Video by Boston College and the 2000 Image Award for Vision and Excellence by Women in Film & Video New England. Her successes have been lauded in Inc. Magazine, National Public Radio, and The Boston Globe, and she has spoken on numerous panels including the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture, Convergence at Tribeca, Global Entertainment Network Summit, among others.