Visiting Assistant Professor Melanie Huska
- • Bachelor of Arts, Trent University, 2002
- • Master of Arts, York University, 2006
- • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 2013
Melanie Huska is a historian of modern Latin America. Her research and teaching interests lie in Mexican popular culture, historical memory, and the relationship between Mexico’s postrevolutionary state and its culture industries. These currents intersect in her current research project, a book manuscript of her dissertation, “Entertaining Education: Teaching National History in Mexican State-Sponsored Comic Books and Telenovelas, 1963 to 1996,” which examines debates and controversies over public history in Mexico’s transition to neoliberalism. In 2013-2014, she will be teaching courses on colonial and modern Latin America, Mexican culture and identity, popular culture and historical memory in Latin American.