Melanie Forehand is a Ph.D. candidate in Spanish at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She holds a B.A. in Hispanic Studies from the College of William and Mary (2004), a Juris Doctorate from the College of William and Mary School of Law (2007), and an M.A. in Spanish literature from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (2014).
Her dissertation research centers on parabolic representations of exile among the Spanish Civil War exiles living in Mexico. Using examples from architecture, art, autobiography, and periodicals, her work suggests that Spanish exiles living came to rely on parabolic structures to construct a community and common identity in Mexico.
In addition to her studies, Melanie is also the Program Assistant for the Center for Second Language Studies at Vanderbilt. She is currently a Mellon fellow for Digital Humanities and has also served as a HASTAC scholar, an instructor for elementary and intermediate Spanish, and is a co-founder of the online digital teaching repository Language Panda.
Full CV and information about her digital teaching projects is available at her website under "Contact Information".