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Melinda Aquino

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Associate Dean of Multicultural Affairs 510 Lerner Hall 2920 Broadway, MC 8001 New York, NY 10027 ma2398@columbia.edu Phone: 212-854-7152 Fax Number: 212-854-9801
A first generation Filipina American born and raised in Lake Wales, Florida, Melinda has lived in New York City since January 2000. Earning a BA in English Literature with highest honors from the University of Florida, Melinda has since received an MA in English Literature from University of Miami (Florida); an MA in Cinema Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science/Tisch School of the Arts at New York University; and an MS in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University. She currently is pursuing her doctorate in Media Studies. Melinda's interests include social justice and diversity education, intercultural dialogue and mediation, postcolonial and ethnic studies, and new media -- specifically Techno-Orientalism, cyborg culture, social media's role in identity construction and youth activism, and narratology in RPG video games.