Meghan O’Neil is a doctoral candidate in the English Department at Duke University where she studies postcolonial and contemporary literature and film. Her research interests are highly interdisciplinary and include narrative and the novel, globalization, political theory, geography and mapping, ecology, global cinema, and documentary film, among other things. Currently, she is working on a dissertation that explores the ‘global’ novel and its cosmopolitan wanderings through physical, metaphorical, and mental space and contemporary and historical time. In addition to her research, she is also interested in pedagogy, public scholarship, and collaborative research and teaching projects that reach across disciplinary boundaries and institutional heirarchies. She is also involved in HASTAC and is a Bass Connections in Energy Research and Teaching Assistant.