Melissa Murata-Gomez

M.A. English, University of Texas at San Antonio
B.A. English and Classical Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio

Research Interests:

19th-Century American Literature, Rhetoric and Composition,
Walt Whitman Studies

Select Conference Presentations and Seminars:

  • "Walt Whitman and the Literary Magazine." The 2013 English Graduate Symposium at the University of Texas at San Antonio: Technologies and Locales of Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Exploring Discourse, Meaning, and Power., University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. March 2013.  
  • "Whitman's America and Song of Myself." 12th Annual College of Liberal and Fine Arts Research Conference., University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, March 2012.

Select Teaching Experience

ENG 240T Rewriting America- The American Short Story (SUNY): Fall 2013
ENG 310 (TA) Reading and Interpretation in English Studies (SUNY): Spring 2013
Writing Center Graduate Advisor (SUNY): Fall 2012
ENG 2013 (TA): Introduction to Literature (University of Texas at San Antonio): 2011, 2010
ENG 2263 (TA): American Literature I (University of Texas at San Antonio): 2010, 2009
ENG 2223 (TA): British Literature I (University of Texas at San Antonio): 2009

Select Service Work:

Graduate Student Association Constitution Committee (2013)
English Graduate Student Organization Constitution Committee Co-Chair (2013)
English Graduate Student Organization Outreach Committee Co-Chair (2012-2013)
Graduate Student Association EGSO Representative (2012-2013)
Senate Council on Research's Benevolent Awards Sub-Committee Member (2012-2013)

mmurata-gomez@albany.edu