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Melissa Click

Melissa Click

Melissa Click was an Assistant Professor of Journalism at University of Missouri.

[+] She is 45 years old.

Melissa earned her Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Her research interests include popular culture texts and audiences.

She is currently writing about 50 Shades of Grey, Lady Gaga's social media strategies, male fans of pop musicians, and class in reality television programming.


In January 2016, Melissa was charged with assault for obstructing student reporter Tim Tai [9]during campus demonstrations.


On November 10th, 2015, during an on-campus protest — student Mark Schierbecker posted a video on YouTube of Click attempting to kick out Tai, at one point calling for "muscle" to forcibly remove him.


Following the controversy, in addition to receiving multiple death threats, the Missouri State Legislature recently filed a petition requesting her immediate removal.


In February 2016, the University of Missouri curators voted to fire Melissa Click.

[4]Following this motion, Click refused to accept her firing from the University and in March 2016, brought a lawsuit against the Board of Curators of the University of Missouri.


Click was also caught in another video cursing at a cop during student protests.

The President of the University said he's appalled.

However, Click said she was simply protecting student protestors in that incident.

(wait who's side is she on?!!) [11]

In an April 2016 interview with The Chronicle of Higher Education, Click sparked outrage by claiming she was fired because she's white.



Click's research predominantly encompasses the use of femininity and women in erotic novels and the use of feminity to expand social memes.


'You're born to be brave': Lady Gaga's use of social media to inspire fans' political awareness [13]

Twi-dudes and Twi-guys: How Twilight's Male Fans Interpret and Engage with a Feminized Text [13]

"Let's Hug It Out, Bitch": HBO's Entourage, Masculinity in Crisis, and the Value of Audience Studies [13]

Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture [13]

Making Monsters: Lady Gaga, Fan Identification, and Social Media [13]

Saving Food: Food Preservation as Alternative Food Activism [13]

*We Do Babies!

The Trials, Tribulations, and Triumphs of Pregnancy and Parenting in the Academy [13]*

Reflections on a Century of Living: Gendered Differences in Mainstream Popular Songs [13]

*Undressing Cinema: Clothing and Identity in the Movies.

Stella Bruzzi [13]*

It's 'a good thing': The commodification of femininity, affluence, and whiteness in the Martha Stewart phenomenon [13]


Citation Linkusatoday.comOver 100 house members and 18 senators from the state legislature signed a petition requesting her immediate termination
Jan 5, 2016, 9:02 PM
Citation Linkfoxnews.comIn this report, Click asked for "some muscle" to get a reporter off of the scene of a protest
Jan 5, 2016, 9:03 PM
Citation Linkibtimes.comMore Information about who Click is.
Jan 5, 2016, 9:04 PM
Citation Linkchronicle.comInterview with The Chronicle of Higher Educationwhere Click says she was fired because she's white.
Apr 26, 2016, 6:37 AM
Citation Linkcolumbiatribune.comMelissa Click fired.
Feb 25, 2016, 9:18 PM
Citation Linkyoutube.comVideo of Melissa Click asking for "muscle" to threaten a student reporter during campus demonstrations.
Jan 25, 2016, 8:43 PM
Citation Linkfacebook.comMelissa Click on Facebook.
Jan 25, 2016, 8:43 PM
Citation Linkcommunication.missouri.eduMelissa Click's bio and contact info on University of Missouriwebsite.
Jan 25, 2016, 8:44 PM
Citation Linknytimes.comThe New York Timesarticle on Melissa Click being charged with assault.She is 45 years old.University of Missouristudent Mark Schierbeckertaped her and posted it to YouTube.
Jan 25, 2016, 8:46 PM
Citation Linkreddit.comCriticism on Redditof Melissa's essay "Masculinity in Crisis."
Jan 25, 2016, 8:53 PM
Citation Linkresearchgate.netClick's research and publications focus on Twilight and the use of femininity in erotica
Sep 4, 2016, 9:24 AM
Citation Linkfoxnews.comMelissa Click was caught on another video cursing at a cop.She says she was protecting student protestors.The University President says he's appalled!
Feb 18, 2016, 7:02 AM
Citation Linkmoney.cnn.comClick sues over her firing
Mar 10, 2016, 9:06 PM
Citation Linkwww.youtube.comVideo of Melissa Click asking for "muscle" to threaten a student reporter during campus demonstrations.
Jan 25, 2016, 8:43 PM