Melody Jue Profile Picture
  • Office:
    South Hall 2704
  • Education:
  • Ph.D., Duke University

Melody Jue is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, working across the fields of ocean humanities, science fiction, science studies, and media theory. She is the author of Wild Blue Media: Thinking Through Seawater (Duke University Press, 2020), which won the 2020 Speculative Fictions and Cultures of Science book award. She is the co-editor with Rafico Ruiz of Saturation (Duke University, 2021) and co-editor with Zach Blas and Jennifer Rhee of Informatics of Domination (Duke University Press, under contract).

Professor Jue has published articles in journals including Grey Room, Configurations, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Resilience, and Media+Environment. Her new work explores the mediations of seaweeds in trans-Pacific contexts.

Research Areas

  • c. 1945-present
  • American Literature
  • Environment and Ecocriticism
  • Global Literatures
  • Media Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
Melody Jue Profile Picture