Melissa Marturano is graduate of Boston University with a double BA in Ancient Greek and Latin and Classical Civilization and over more recent years, received her MA and PhD degrees in Classical Philology from The Graduate Center, CUNY. At both the high school and college level, Melissa has taught Classics in translation, science fiction, film, feminism, and the ancient Greek and Latin languages.
Feminism and music are among her passions, as are the city of Rome and science-fiction. She resides in Brooklyn, where she is a (very) part-time singer-songwriter, dabbles in HTML and advocacy for digital privacy, speaks Latin, and is a collective member of Books Through Bars New York City and Black and Pink NYC. You can find Melissa at her Blessing All the Birds, a blog dedicated to analyzing Joanna Newsom's music from a feminist perspective and can read some of her scholarly work on Ovid and feminism here and here.