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Melissa Fore

Melissa  Fore
  • Visiting Assistant Professor
  • Faculty
  • Case Hall Room N372
  • 842 Chestnut Rd
  • East Lansing, MI 48825
  • 517-432-2522

BIOGRAPHY

Melissa Fore, PhD teaches in the Humanities, Culture and Writing department at James Madison College.  Her writing classroom explores how concepts of race, class, gender and sexuality are culturally constructed and how these constructions are produced as a result of social, political, and economic values.  Her courses examine approaches to outreach and engagement in order to give students models for addressing inequities that plague their communities.  Dr. Fore’s teaching helps students see how identity formation is linked to power and privilege, and how dismantling white supremacy is central to social, political, and economic justice. Current research interests include challenging the notion that sex education curriculums can teach students about “consent” without a clear focus on gender norms and the role masculinity (both traditional and violent) plays in relationships. Professor Fore teaches courses in the first year writing program and is a core faculty member of Michigan State University's Center for Gender in a Global Context.