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Tamminga, Melissa

  • Departments:English Composition & Literature, Film
  • Divisions:Arts & Humanities, Kelly Hall (KLY)
  • Title:English Adjunct Faculty
  • Phone:360.383.3853
  • Email:
  • Office LocationKLY 112
Melissa Tamminga earned her Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of British Columbia in 2000. Melissa is a staff critic for Seattle Screen Scene and, in addition to writing reviews for the site, she has covered the Vancouver International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival. She has also been a guest host on the Filmspotting podcast and is one of the presenters for the West of What?! series currently running at the Pickford Film Center. Some of Melissa’s favorite filmmakers are Wong Kar-Wai, Jane Campion, Claire Denis, Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, and Hayao Miyazaki. At WCC, she teaches Film 194: Introduction to Alfred Hitchcock, a course she designed, and Film 101.
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