College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > Academics > Latin American and Latino Studies > Faculty > Meloddye Carpio-Ríos
Meloddye is a post-doctoral humanities fellow in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies through the STRC. She received her Ph.D. in Latin American Cultural Studies with a Concentration in Gender and Women's Studies from UIC Illinois. Her dissertation explores representations of what she recognizes as unruly and undisciplined male bodies, emotions, and practices in Latin American visual arts that question conventional assumptions about masculinity.
As part of the core courses offered by the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies, Meloddye teaches LST 307: Growing up Latinx in the US and LST 203: Media and Cultural Studies Across the Americas.
She is a first-generation graduate who advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. She has written and curated a digital library designed to help faculty identify strategies and course components that support inclusivity, sustain community, and promote a sense of belonging for online and in-person course instruction. Her goal is to support the academic success of first-generation college and transfer students in higher education.