Melissa S. Rogers

MA Women’s Studies (2014) University of Maryland; BA English and Spanish (2010), Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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Melissa Rogers has taught Queer Theory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Women, Art, and Culture at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was the graduate coordinator for the Women’s Studies Multimedia Studio: a collaborative and interdisciplinary space for the campus community to explore the politics of gender, race, sexuality, and ability alongside creativity, technology, and media. She has led a number of hands-on workshops about zines, electronic textiles and soft circuits, and multimodal teaching, using the workshop space to explore the relationships between theory, art, and activism. Her dissertation explores the uses of craft and technology in queer feminist cultural production, as well as the social values attached to “innovation” and “entrepreneurship” in contemporary DIY and maker movements. Her work has appeared in Lateral: Online Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, Hyperrhiz: New Media Cultures, and the forthcoming third volume of Debates in the Digital Humanities, Making Humanities Matter (2017). She is currently a teaching artist in the MAKESHOP of the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Her full CV is available at queererworlds.wordpress.com