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Meghann Lucy

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: History & Society

Bio

Meghann is interested in consumption, excess, inequality, medical sociology, and how these intersect. More specifically, she studies the medicalization of excess consumption and accumulation patterns, that is, hoarding behaviors, and media representations of normative consumption. She is currently exploring the role of social positionality and stakeholder composition in how Boston defines, detects, and treats/sanctions hoarding behaviors. Other recent work focuses on the role of object divestment in social contexts of excess through content and narrative analyses of Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, the relationship between computer use for leisure and exercise, and the development of activist obituaries in West Virginia over the course of the opioid crisis.

In addition to her position as an adjunct lecturer at Babson, she is currently a PhD candidate in sociology at Boston University and an editor for Accounts, the newsletter of the Economic Sociology section of the American Sociology Association. She received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wyoming and M.A. in Liberal Studies: American Studies from The Graduate Center, CUNY. Prior to a career in academia, she worked as a contracts and fulfillment manager for the children's book publisher Scholastic and as a copyeditor and medical writer at the Cardiovascular Research Foundation.

Academic Degrees

  • MA, CUNY Graduate Center
  • BA, University of Wyoming

Academic Interest / Expertise

consumption; excess; inequality; medical sociology; hoarding behaviors; popular culture

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2022

    • CVA 2059 INTRODUCTION TO CONSUMER SOCIETY