Meg Jianing Zhang (she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. student in the English and Comparative Literature Department at Columbia University. Her research interests include eighteenth-century transatlantic anglophone literatures, travel and life writing, and the health humanities. Her MA thesis, “Fine-Spun Threads: Consanguineous Sympathy in A Sentimental Journey” explores the congruences of fluid and feelings in Laurence Sterne’s final novel. Her personal essays have appeared in The Resolve and Synapsis: A Health Humanities Journal. Her first article, “Post-Organic Forms: The Poetics of Bituminous Waste” is forthcoming in interconnections: journal of posthumanism in May 2023. Along with her formal studies, she is an eager participant in local public humanities projects, including her roles as a Public Humanities Fellow at the Society of Fellows/Heyman Center, and as Program Coordinator for the Zip Code Memory Project.