- Portland, ME
Meadow Dibble is a writer, editor, and emerging audio producer. Originally from Cape Cod, she lived for six years in Dakar, Senegal where she published a cultural magazine from 1996–2000. Specializing in the role played by literary journals in abetting African liberation movements, she received her PhD from Brown University’s Department of French Studies and taught at Colby College from 2005–08. Today, Meadow is a Visiting Scholar at Brown University's Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice. She is also editor of The International Educator newspaper. In 2018, Meadow launched Atlantic Black Box, a public history initiative that invites community members to join scholars in recovering the repressed history of New England’s role in the slave trade. Meadow is currently producing a podcast on this subject with support from the Maine Humanities Council. Launching in 2020, The Diseased Ship podcast will embark on a voyage of recovery. Historians, community leaders, and descendants will help listeners connect the dots of the Atlantic triangle trade to a far wider global traffic in which New England merchants and mariners played a central part.