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Justin Mellette

Justin Mellette


Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow

11 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802

Office Hours:

  • SPRING 2017: T/Th 1:30-3


  1. B.A. English, Summa Cum Laude, University of South Carolina, 2010
  2. M.A. English, The Pennsylvania State University, 2012
  3. Ph.D. English, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016

Professional Bio

Justin Mellette is a Ph.D. in English whose research interests focus on twentieth century American/African American literature, and Southern literature, particularly depictions of white racial anxiety. He has also served as a research assistant on the Hemingway Letters Project. He has taught multiple sections of freshman composition, including a course focusing on the rhetoric of sports and athletics, as well as business writing, advanced writing in the humanities, American comedy, and a course on comics. Additionally, he holds an open-minded fondness for barbecue and, in spite of his origins, South Carolina's mustard-based variation is not inherently his favorite.