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Melinda Backer

PhD student, Graduate Teaching Associate


Melinda is a doctoral student in Contemporary and Postcolonial literature.


  • Contemporary and Postcolonial Literature


M.A. University of Cincinnati, 2010

B.F.A. Thomas More College, 2008

B.A. Psychology, Thomas More College, 2008

Associations & Organizations

  • Sigma Tau Delta, Vice-President 2007-2008
  • Psi Chi Member, 2007-2008
  • Dean's List, Thomas More College,  2005-2008
  • University Scholarship,University of Cincinnati, 2008-2010
  • Scholastic Writing Awards Judge, 2007

Conference Presentations

  • "Check This Out: Stories from a Public Library" The Last Word, Cincinnati OH, June, 2010.
  • "The Next Time" Word Without End, Cincinnati OH. November, 2009
  • "Sleeping Beauty" Sigma Tau Delta, Louisville, KY. March, 2008
  • "The Time It Takes to See Magic." Sigma Tau Delta, Portland, OR. March, 2006

Contact Information

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