Melissa Yang


Teaching Fellow
CL 526


I study interdisciplinarity to craft chimeric compositions; my research features words (via poetry) and birds (often poultry). Additional investments involve experimental art, materialities, medical humanities, writing centers, &c.

I received my BA in anthropology and English from Mount Holyoke College, where I mentored for the Speaking, Arguing, and Writing (SAW) Program. This, alongside projects on anthropological poetics and literary taxidermy, led me to pursue my PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. I previously worked as an editor and educator in San Francisco.