Learn about Melissa Barthelemy's work as a UC Free Speech Fellow

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 4:30 PM

Melissa Barthelemy, a Ph.D. candidate in public history, was named one of 11 2019-2020 UC Free Speech Fellows by the UC National Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement. Her work was recently featured in The Current

Melissa says that her research project, Let There Be Light: Freedom of Expression on Campus, “provides an in-depth look at the ways student activists and administrators have responded to intolerant and offensive speech, and countered divisive national rhetoric. It provides suggestions for how to tackle thorny issues, and work towards furthering the aspiration of equal educational opportunities while abiding by First Amendment law.” Click here to read more about Melissa's work and watch the video below to hear her speak about her activities as a Fellow!