Meredith Hindley is a writer and historian living in Washington, D.C. She is the author of Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II (Public Affairs 2017).
Her work has appeared in Humanities, New York Times, Washington Post, Salon, Daily Beast, Christian Science Monitor, Longreads, and Barnes and Noble Review. She found her way to the nation’s capital after growing up in Colorado and attending the University of Wyoming. As a student at Laramie, she studied English and history, while also learning the importance of Polar Fleece.
Hindley ventured east to attend American University, where she earned a master’s degree in history. A year working as a legal assistant failed to deter her from plunging back into academia, and she returned to American University to earn a Ph.D. If pressed, she will confess that one of the great things about being a historian of World War II is having a reason to visit London, Paris, and Casablanca.
Currently, she is senior writer for Humanities, the quarterly review of the National Endowment for the Humanities.