Melissa Brough

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Melissa Brough is a PhD student at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California. She previously worked in documentary film production and for FilmAid International, a non-profit organization that uses film and video to promote health and strengthen communities. As Program Officer she supported video-based, psychosocial and educational programs as well as participatory video projects in refugee camps in East Africa, and youth media projects in the Gulf Coast of the U.S. She has collaborated with local and international community media projects including Mobile Voices (, Listen Up! ( and the Chiapas Media Project ( Her current research interests include participatory media practices for social change, program evaluation, development communication, and new media and social movements. She received her B.A. in Development Studies and Modern Culture & Media from Brown University.