Mery Concepción is a graduating senior at Yale University majoring in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration from Queens, New York. Her work on Black cultural productions, critical university studies, and abolition are informed by Black Feminist Theory and the Black Radical Tradition. At Yale, she served as an Undergraduate Fellow with the Yale Prison Education Initiative where she supported the program’s Yale-accredited courses for incarcerated students in Connecticut. This past fall she was named the inaugural Gannett Editorial Fellow at the James Beard Foundation where she wrote on issues at the intersection of food justice and culture. She’s a writer and poet, an ambitious home cook, and an unabashed lover of books.
Updated May 2020