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Elizabeth Meadows

Assistant Director

Elizabeth Meadows became the Assistant Director of the Curb Center in 2013. She leads the Curb Scholars Program in Creative Enterprise and Public Leadership, an undergraduate scholarship program that enables students to develop core creative competencies across multiple fields while integrating creativity with public engagement on campus and beyond. Elizabeth also leads the Creative Campus Initiative, organizing workshops, events, and a micro-grant program that offer faculty, staff, students, and members of the Nashville community opportunities to engage in creative practice; meet with artists, entrepreneurs, and emerging creatives; and develop innovative projects and collaborations on Vanderbilt’s campus and with our local community. Elizabeth has helped develop the Curb Center’s Public Scholars Program, worked with campus and local partners to organize the Mellon Summer Institute in Public and Digital Humanities, and collaborated with Nashville’s Metro Arts Commission in developing the Racial Equity and Arts Leadership Project. A scholar of Victorian literature and culture, Elizabeth earned her B.A. in 2001 from Columbia University, and her Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 2010. She taught at Mount Holyoke College, as an ACLS New Faculty Fellow, before joining the Curb Center. Elizabeth has published in Dickens Studies Annual and The Oxford Companion to Victorian Literary Culture and is currently collaboratively guest editing a special issue of Victorian Review.