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Frank Mondelli

a half-Latino, half-white person with short, curly hair and glasses smiles at the camera.
United States

Frank Mondelli, PhD is a historian of Japanese and transnational media, disability, and technology. He is currently a Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Davis, where he is working on his book project on Japanese videogames and disability. He holds a PhD degree from Stanford and a BA from Swarthmore College. His research has been supported by several grants and awards, such as the Fulbright Dissertation Research Grant and the Stanford Enhancing Diversity in Graduate Education Doctoral Fellowship Program. Outside of research, Frank advocates for Deaf and disability access in a variety of contexts. He has worked for disability rights at Stanford in a variety of positions, such as ASSU Executive Disability Advocacy Co-Director and Executive Director of the Abilities Hub, Stanford’s disability community space. He is also a consultant on assistive technology startups in the Bay Area. With his project FM Unit, Frank is also involved in Deaf advocacy through musical production.