meredith c. lawder is a filmmaker, writer, and video editor from new rochelle, new york, whose work focuses on placemaking, affect, phenomenology, race and whiteness, the politics of exclusion and belonging, and the politics of emotion. she holds a ba in philosophy and international relations from the university of st. andrews and an ma in visual sociology from goldsmiths, university of london. 

she can be reached via email at meredith.lawder@gmail.com.