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You have reached the website for Melissa J. Barthelemy, a graduate student in History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. I am pursuing a PhD in Public History and a Designated Emphasis in Feminist Studies.  My primary fields of research and teaching are gender and sexuality studies, constitutional and legal history, and public history.  The most up-to-date information about my research is available on my graduate student profile at the UCSB History Department website which you can access by visiting:

On this particular site you will find information about my background, my research and teaching interests, my public history projects, and my service work.  I have also included links that relate to some of the projects and organizations that are important to me.  If you have any questions, send me an email at barthelemy@umail.ucsb.edu

When I am not working I spend most of my time outdoors-- camping, hiking, and gardening. I grew up in the mountains of Ojai, a small town just an hour's drive from Santa Barbara. My parents helped foster a love for nature in all of their children by raising us in the midst of the Los Padres National Forest, where we hiked up mountains and along creek beds, and did not even own a television. Both of my brothers, Bennett and Bob, are talented artists. Some of Bennett's nature photographs appear on this site, and if you want to view more of his photographs, you can visit his website at: http://www.bennettbarthelemyfreelance.com/

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