Claire Meldrum: ABD
FHASS professor Claire Meldrum successfully completed her Specialty Area Exam in September, 2015. She is now an ABD candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Department of English and Film. Her dissertation project is Detecting Domesticity: Victorian Material Culture and Domestic Ideology in the Detective Fiction of Anna Katharine Green. She recently attended the Mid-West Popular Culture Association’s annual conference in Cincinnati, OH where she discussed her recent discovery of the earliest known example of a female sleuth in American detective fiction. Well done, Claire!