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Melissa W. Wright

Melissa W. Wright

Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Geography
308 Walker Building
814 865 9133
Melissa W. Wright

Professional Bio

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.