Biography

Melissa Brown is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. The daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Melissa was born in New York before her family relocated to Atlanta, Georgia when she was five years of age. In 2012 she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia Honors program with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Art in German.

Melissa incorporates critical race theory into her work through a Black feminist lens to examine the role of women in social movements. Melissa received her Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2015. Currently, Melissa does research in digital sociology, specifically examining antiracist social media activism. To reach her, contact her here.


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