Mel Medeiros is a PhD student in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations. Her research interests include political communication, digital politics, social media, and the platformization of politics. Her current projects use mixed-methods approaches to study the practices strategists (e.g., politicians) and individuals use to make politics visible to themselves or the public on social media. Before coming to MSU, Mel received her M.S. in communication studies at Boston University and a B.A. in linguistics and Portuguese and Brazilian studies at Smith College.