Melissa Brown is a scholar of Black feminist thought, digital sociology, social movements, and sexual politics. She has a chapter titled “For a Black feminist digital sociology” in the recently published edited volume published by Routledge and for which she serves as the Black Feminist Sociology digital editor of the companion website. Prior to arriving at Santa Clara University, Melissa was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Previously, she has published her research on anti-racist and Black feminist social media activism in the journals Ethnic and Racial Studies and Sociology Compass. She currently maintains blackfeminisms.com as a public scholarly project that disseminates academic research and theory by and about Black women across the African Diaspora.
Assistant Professor – Santa Clara University