Melanie Hackney

Melanie Hackney
Assistant Dean for Curriculum, Clinical Associate Professor of French

Melanie Hackney is the Assistant Dean for Curriculum and a Clinical Associate Professor of French at NYU Shanghai. Prior to this appointment, she was a Lecturer in the Department of French Literature, Thought, and Culture at NYU, where she also served as the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies and Intermediate Coordinator for French language. 


Select Publications

  • Hackney, Melanie. “Privy to the Game: Three Generations of Troubadour Micropoetry.” Tenso 31, (Spring 2016)
  • Anderson, Bruce, Rachel Anderson, Annabelle Dolidon, Peter Golato, Melanie Hackney, Lori McMann, Kimberley Swanson. En avant Workbook and Lab Manual. McGraw-Hill Publishing Co., 2012



  • PhD, French Studies
    Louisiana State University
  • MA, French
    University of South Florida

Research Interests

  • Medieval French Literatures and Languages
  • Film Cinema
  • Language Pedagogy
  • Digital Humanities

Courses Taught

  • Penning the Self(ie): Orality, Literacy, Digitality, and the Literary Subject
  • Topics in Humanities