Brittany Meché

EDUCATION
University of California, Berkeley, CA
Ph.D. Geography, expected May 2020
Dissertation: Securing the Sahel: Nature, Catastrophe, and the Empire of Expertise
Committee: Michael Watts (Chair), Jake Kosek, Wendy Brown, Katherine McKittrick, Deborah Cowen
The New School, New York, NY
M.A. International Affairs, May 2014
New York University, New York, NY
B.A. Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (major), Politics (minor), Africana Studies (minor), January 2010

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
West Africa, United States, African Diaspora; security/militarism; nature/environment; race/empire; expertise/international development; politics/political theory

HONORS AND AWARDS
2019a Gaius C. Bolin Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environmental Studies, Williams College (2-year tenure)
2019b McMillan-Stewart Fellowship, Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, Harvard University (1-year tenure) 
2019c Carter G. Woodson Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in African and African American Studies, University of Virginia (declined)
2019d African and African Diaspora Studies Dissertation Fellowship, Boston College (declined)
2018 International Dissertation Research Fellowship, The Social Science Research Council (1-year tenure)
2017a  John L. Simpson Memorial Fellowship, Institute for International Studies, UC Berkeley (1-year tenure)
2017b  Teaching Effectiveness Award, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley
2017c  Kathryn Davis Peace Fellows, Middlebury College
2016a  Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship, The Social Science Research Council
2016b  Rocca Pre-Doctoral Award, UC Berkeley Center for African Studies
2016c  Human Rights Fellowship, UC Berkeley School of Law
2016d  Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley
2015  Mentored Research Award, Graduate Division, UC Berkeley (1-year tenure)
2012  LaGuardia Scholarship, The New School (2-year tenure)
2005 Presidential Scholarship, New York University (4-year tenure)

TEACHING
2017 Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley, “Introduction to Development Studies” with Michael Watts.
2015 Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley, “Postcolonial Geographies” with Gillian Hart.
2014 Teaching Assistant, The New School, “Techno-Politics: Infrastructure, Technology, Power” with Antina von Schnitzler.

CONTACT

brittany.meche@berkeley.edu

Twitter: @BrittanyMeche