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 (2017): Studies in Ecocriticism, 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).