instructor of Spanish
- Ph.D., Spanish, The Ohio State University: expected Fall, 2013
- M.A., Spanish, The Ohio State University (2010)
- B.A., Spanish, Wright State University
Phone Number: (937) 775-2263
Melissa is a Wright State graduate who is excited to be back “home” to teach. She began studying Spanish in high school and continued to fall in love with the language, the culture, and the literature during her undergraduate studies in the Department of Modern Languages. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures at The Ohio State University, and is ready for the opportunity to merge her research and her teaching.
Aside from the books on her reading list, Melissa’s research interests include Latin American literature (1850-present), Latin American history and politics, State-sponsored violence, and biopolitics.
When she is not teaching, reading, or researching, Melissa likes to travel as much as possible. As an undergraduate she participated in two Ambassador Program trips—one to Chile and one to Spain. Since then, she has spent additional periods of time in Spain and is anxious to continue visiting new places in the future. She also enjoys cooking, reading non-academic novels, playing and watching tennis, playing board and card games, and spending time with family and friends.