Meloddye Carpio Rios
Meloddye is a post-doctoral humanities fellow in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies through the Social Transformation Research Collaborative (STRC) at DePaul University. She received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Literary and Cultural Studies with a Concentration in Gender and Women's Studies from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Received her M.A. in Latin American Literatures from the University of California, Davis and B.A. in Spanish Language and Literatures from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
Her book manuscript 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. Her research interests include Spanish language and culture teaching, Latin American literatures and cultures, digital humanities, Indigenous Studies, transnational and decolonial transfeminisms, visual arts and gender studies.
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.