Michigan State University

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Fore, Melissa

Visiting Assistant Professor

Case Hall
842 Chestnut Rd Room N372
East Lansing, MI 48825


Melissa Fore
Ph.D., Michigan State University; English
Visiting Assistant Professor

Professor Fore's research engages African American literature, critical race theory, law and cultural studies to query the ways in which laws and social prohibitions against interracial intimacy create moments of erotic spectacle. Her work explores how the concept of race is both legally and culturally constructed, the contexts within which it operates, and the ways cultural and artistic texts influence, echo, and ratify these prohibitions. Professor Fore teaches in the first year writing program and is a core faculty member of Michigan State University's Center for Gender in a Global Context.