Melinda is a second year Dean's Doctoral Fellow in the WGSS PhD program at KU. Her research examines the intersection of sexual violence, queer, and Taiwanese feminisms. Melinda is interested in analyzing the classifications of gender-based violence in different contexts and developing inclusive responses to sexual violence for minority and marginalized survivors.
Melinda is a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) for WGSS 101 in Fall 2019 and Spring 2020, and is a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) for the Native Justice Project with Professor Sarah Deer. She earned her B.A. in Global Liberal Studies concentrating in Law, Ethics, & Religion from New York University in 2018.