meghan forbes is a postdoctoral fellow in the leonard a. lauder research center for modern art at the metropolitan museum of art in new york. she is also a visiting scholar at the institute for public knowledge at nyu. previously, meghan was the c-map fellow for central and eastern europe at the museum of modern art.

meghan has a phd from the university of michigan, ann arbor. she has received numerous grants and fellowships to support her work on the textual and visual iterations of transnational central european avant-gardes between the two world wars, including a fulbright award to conduct research in berlin, germany in 2014-2015.  

she is the sole editor of the volume, international perspectives on publishing platforms: image, object, text (routledge, 2019).

meghan seeks to bring her work to publics beyond the academy by publishing essays and reviews in such platforms as literary hub, the los angeles review of books, michigan quarterly review, music & literature and post at moma. her essay "'what i could lose': the fate of lucia moholy" was nominated for a 2017 pushcart prize. additionally, she translates from the czech and slovak, for such publications as words without borders and molossus

meghan is also the founder and editor of the not-for-profit arts & literary imprint, harlequin creature. with hc, she conducts a series of creative workshops with children, at such institutions as the guggenheim museum, dia:beacon, and 826.

meghan lives in new york city with a grouchy old dog.

please direct all inquiries to meghan.forbes[at]