(photo © Sasha Arutyunova, 2014.)


meghan forbes is a visiting scholar at the institute for public knowledge at nyu and beginning in fall 2017, is the c-map fellow for central and eastern europe at the museum of modern art.

she 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.  

meghan seeks to bring her work to publics beyond the academy by publishing essays and reviews for such platforms as the los angeles review of books, michigan quarterly review and post at moma. her essay "'what i could lose': the fate of lucia moholy" was nominated for a 2017 pushcart prize. additionally, her translations from the czech and slovak have appeared in when in drought, harlequin creature, molossus, and words without borders. she is a regular contributor to the mqr blog.

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.

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

please direct all inquiries to meghan.forbes[at]mac.com