Melissa Fellin is the contributing editor for the Council on Anthropology and Education. She earned her PhD from the Department of Anthropology and the Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations at The University of Western Ontario. She has carried out ethnographic research in South Korea and with Somali communities in Canada and the US. Melissa is interested in the effects of global and local processes on students’ experiences of education, the relations formed within and between sites of learning, community educational spaces, language learning, and processes of exclusion and inclusion within schools.
Melissa is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations at The University of Western Ontario. She is part of a research team that is examining current theories and practices of intercultural competence training, a needs assessment of intercultural competence development in medium and large businesses in Ontario, as well as employees’ and employers’ perceptions and experiences of cultural diversity in the workplace.