Meredith is one of forty recipients of a 2017-2018 American Association of University Women (AAUW) American Dissertation Fellowship. Recipients are selected on the basis of scholarly excellence, quality and originality of project design, and active commitment to helping women and girls through service in their communities, professions, or fields of research. See more information about Meredith's research and the award.
Meredith DeBoom’s research analyzes how rising Chinese investment influences the multiscalar politics of resource extraction, development, and state building in Namibia. Her investigation of how place-based identities and (geo)politics shape citizens’ perceptions of mining will help address mining-associated conflict and inequality. A first-generation college student, she also mentors students from historically underrepresented backgrounds.