Biography: Melanie Kushida received her B.A in sociology with a minor in dance from CSU Dominguez Hills. As an undergraduate student, she developed an interest in the experimental method, behavioral theories, and social psychology. Her current research examines dancers as a case study to better understand how environments facilitate more tightly- and loosely- controlled identities. She is also interested in applying social psychological theories to the field of criminology, where she is specifically interested in serial murder and sexual violence.
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