Latin American Studies
Department Chair:
Kristina Mani

Administrative Assistant:
Tracy Tucker

Phone: (440) 775-8657
Fax: (440) 775-8898

Rice Hall 205
10 N. Professor St.
Oberlin, OH, 44074

Office Hours: Wed. 1:30-3 p.m., Thurs. 1-2:30 p.m., and by appointment

Melanie Huska

Melanie Huska

Visiting Assistant Professor of History

Melanie Huska

Visiting Assistant Professor Melanie Huska

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.