Temporary Program Manager, Contending Modernities
308 Hesburgh Center for International Studies
Notre Dame, IN 46556
Phone: (574) 631-7233
Fax: (574) 631-6973
Melinda Davis is temporarily coordinating the research and outreach activities of the Contending Modernities project. She organizes conferences and workshops, supports the international research teams, and assists in fundraising.
Melinda graduated from Notre Dame (’19) with a B.A. in Psychology and Peace Studies. During her undergraduate studies, she focused on developmental psychology, migration and asylum issues, and Catholic approaches to peacebuilding. She conducted research as part of the Family Studies Lab within the Psychology Department, spent a semester in Morocco studying refugee issues, and completed her peace studies capstone on the migrant experience of the EU Referendum in London in association with the Migration Research Group at King’s College London. She most recently served as an intern at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations, where she represented the Holy See at a wide variety of UN meetings, produced reports, assisted with Holy See-sponsored events, and contributed background research for negotiations.