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About Melissa M. Bianchi

Melissa Bianchi, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts in the Halmos College of Arts and Sciences. She teaches graduate courses in the M.A. in Composition, Rhetoric, and Digital Media program as well as undergraduate composition courses. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Florida in 2018.

Dr. Bianchi’s scholarship focuses on the intersections between rhetoric and composition, media studies, and ecocriticism with a specific interest in video games. She has presented her scholarship on these topics at national and international conferences, and her research is published in referred journals, such as Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism (2017), Ecozon@: European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment (2017), and others. Her latest works appear in the edited collections EcoComix: Essays on the Environment in Comics and Graphic Novels (2020) and Mediating Nature: The Role of Technology in Ecological Literacy (2020). 

Positions

2018 - Present Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Communications, Media, and the Arts
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2021 Interim Director of Graduate Studies, Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Arts and Sciences - Department of Communications, Media, and the Arts
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2017 - 2018 Webmaster, University of Florida ‐ Department of English
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2014 - 2016 Writing Tutor, University of Florida
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2019 - Present Editor, One Shot: A Journal of Critical Games & Play
2018 - Present Member, Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts Curriculum Committee, Nova Southeastern University
2016 - 2018 Reviewer, Imagetext: Interdisciplinary Comic Studies
2016 - 2018 Editor, Trace: Journal of Writing, Media, and Ecology
2014 - 2018 Member, Science Fiction Working Group, University of Florida
2014 - 2018 Coordinator, Trace Innovation Initiative, University of Florida
2015 - 2016 Volunteer, Newcomers’ Booth, CCCC, Tampa, FL and Houston, TX
2014 - 2016 President, Digital Assembly, University of Florida
2016 Reviewer, Cultural Rhetorics Conference, East Lansing, MI
2014 - 2015 Coordinator, Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, University of Florida
Member, Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE)
Member, Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA)
Member, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Collaborator, Online Journal, Trace
Member, Popular Culture Association (PCA)
Collaborator, Super PAC Scramble and SeeWorld
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017-2018 Teaching Mentor Fellowship, Writing Program, University of Florida
  • 2017 CLAS Dissertation Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Florida
  • 2012-2016 Graduate StudentFellowship, Department of English, University of Florida
  • 2015 Participant. “MassMine: Collecting and ArchivingBig Data for SocialMedia HumanitiesResearch,” National Endowment for the Humanities
  • 2011 Outstanding First-Year Teacher of Writing, Writing Program, University of Florida
  • 2010-2012 Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Baskin Fellowship, Department of English, University of Florida

Education

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2018 Ph.D., English, University of Florida
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2012 M.A., English, University of Florida
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2010 B.S., Biology, University of Florida
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2010 B.A., English, University of Florida
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Contact Information

(954) 262-8436

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