Melissa McCarron is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar and Lecturer at the University of Chicago. She is preparing a monograph on Catalan poet Maria-Mercè Marçal and continues to pursue her research interests in twentieth and twenty-first century Peninsular and Comparative Literature, Catalan poetry and narrative, Nationalisms, Critical Theory, Gender, Women's & Sexuality Studies, LGBT Studies & Queer Theory.
Dr. McCarron has presented her work at numerous conferences and has traveled extensively to Spain to pursue research, study Catalan and work with other scholars.
About her studies at UAlbany she says "I am very grateful to the faculty, students and staff in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures. LLC is a wonderfully supportive place to learn and work."