BSR Contributor Since December 18, 2017
Melissa Strong (she/her pronouns) is an English professor at Community College of Philadelphia and the author of American Lit Remixed. She writes about dance, film, and other arts. Learn more on her website.
Melissa Strong (she/her) is a Philadelphia-based writer and professor who studied dance for more than 10 years. She shares dance critic/historian Lynne Garafola’s belief that dance is “a conversation… between the spectator and the artist,” and that critics help mediate this conversation. A scholar of American literature and culture, Melissa is the author of American Lit Remixed: Music in Twenty-First-Century American Literature (Lexington Books, 2021). She writes about the arts for Broad Street Review and about film for Moviejawn. An English professor at Community College of Philadelphia, Melissa has a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Davis. Learn more on her website.