Melissa Marturano is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Boston University (Ancient Greek and Latin and Classical Civilization). She is currently a doctoral candidate at CUNY Graduate Center in Classical Philology and teaches Classics in translation, film, and literature, and the Latin language at Brooklyn College and Queens College. Melissa tutors extensively throughout New York in ancient Greek and Latin.
Feminism and music are among her passions, as are the city of Rome and science-fiction. Melissa resides in Brooklyn, where she is a (very) part-time singer-songwriter, dabbles in HTML, practices conversational Latin, and is a collective member of Books Through Bars New York City and Black and Pink NYC. You can find her at her personal blog and Blessing All the Birds, a blog dedicated to analyzing Joanna Newsom's music from a feminist perspective.