Melissa Constantine

Digital Editor, Justice-in-Education Initiative

Melissa Constantine is a writer, editor, and current PhD candidate in Anthropology at Columbia University. She has worked with art and architecture organizations including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Cornell University Department of Architecture, GSAPP Press, and the artist collective Complimenta. She received her BA in Art and Philosophy from Hampshire College, M. Arch from Cornell University, and MA in Anthropology at Columbia University. Her current doctoral research focuses on collectivity and the politics of knowledge in contemporary art—questioning the temporalities and political power of knowledge production and exchange at the interstices of social, institutional, and artistic initiatives. Her work as Digital Editor with the Justice-in-Education Initiative draws on these skills and interests to extend the mission of JIE educational programs by creating a publication platform for formerly incarcerated individuals.