Melissa Chomintra

University Title:
Assistant Professor
Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Library
Stewart Center

Professional Information

Liaison Areas:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Data Services
Digital Humanities
Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
Critical Disability Studies
Research Areas:
Intersectional feminism, critical race theory, critical cartography
Master of Arts, Criminal Justice, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Master of Library and Information Science, Kent State University
Professional Experience:
Scholarly Engagement Librarian for the Social Sciences and Geospatial Data, Tulane University


Forthcoming Book Chapter

Chomintra, M. (2022). Oppressive Authority: Dismantling, reexamining, and reconstructing notions of authority in information literacy instruction in Exploring Inclusive & Equitable Pedagogies: Creating Space for All Learners, ACRL Press, 2022

Book Review

Chomintra, M. (2021). Caroline Criado Perez. Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men. New York, NY: Abrams Press, 2019. 411p. Paper, $27.00 (ISBN 978-1-4197-2907-2). LC 2018-59561.. College & Research Libraries, 82(3), 456. doi:


Chomintra, M. (2021). Identifying Subordinate Power Dynamics within Information Literacy Instruction. [Poster Presentation]. The Librarian’s Association of the University of California, Berkeley.

Chomintra, M. (2021). Conducting Feminist Centered Socially Just Information Literacy Instruction. [Conference Presentation]. New Orleans Information Literacy Instruction Collective, August 2-5, 2021, New Orleans, LA.

Chomintra, M. (2020). Utilizing ArcGIS Story Maps for more Impactful Service Learning. [Invited Talk]. Tulane University Center for Public Service Faculty Series.

Chomintra, M., Kearney, C., & Knowlton, S. (2019). Making Sense of Ones and Zeroes: mapping out digital and data services step by step. [Conference Presentation]. Louisiana Academic Library Conference