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Melissa W. Wright

Melissa  W.  Wright

Department Head of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Geography

127 Willard Building
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Office Phone: (814) 863-5422

Biography:

Melissa W. Wright’s research investigates the dynamics linking politics, economy, landscape, and well-being in the Mexico-US borderlands and in the southern Americas as a region. Currently, her work focuses on governance, social movements, and the making of sustainable landscapes in the borderlands. Her intersectional approach combines critical geographic, interdisciplinary feminist, critical race, and indigenous studies from the southern Americas. Her methodologies include field work, such ethnographic and landscape studies, and textual analysis within international and collaborative research projects.

Research Interests:

Space, Place, and Culture