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 Melinda  Maconi

Melinda Maconi

Melinda Maconi




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Curriculum Vitae


Melinda Maconi is a second year Ph.D. student in the Sociology Department at the University of South Florida. She received her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Florida (2012) and her Master’s degree from the University of South Florida.

Her Master’s Thesis, “I’m Not Broken: Perspectives of Students With Disabilities on Identity-Making and Social Inclusion on a College Campus, focused on the ways in which university students with contested disabilities, that are not easily visible or recognized, construct identities as both people with disabilities who need accommodations in the classroom, and as competent adults and competent students. She currently is continuing her research on students with disabilities entering university life as well as emotion work strategies used when one’s disability is questioned or challenged by others. Her areas of interest include disability, health and illness, medical sociology, and emotions.

Advisor : Sara Green