Oxford Brookes University
Melanie received her Bachelor’s Degree in history from Sam Houston State University, located in Huntsville, Texas, in 2006. Her postgraduate work at Boston College culminated in a Master’s Degree in History in 2009.
Her thesis, Building a Tolerant Society: The Origins of New Labor’s Multicultural Education Policy, summed up her work in the history of race relations, immigration control, education, and public policy in Great Britain from 1960-1990.
Melanie then moved into positions as lecturer of history and as adjunct professor at Sam Houston State University and Lone Star College-Montgomery, where she taught undergraduate courses in ancient and modern World History and US History. In 2010-2011, she served as temporary Assistant Professor at Lone Star College-Montgomery; presented at the Western Conference on British Studies in Austin, Texas; and served as a member of the Diversity Dimension on the Foundations of Excellence committee at Lone Star College-Montgomery.
Melanie is currently studying multiculturalism in educational and public policy in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada and France. Her work is primarily comparative and focuses on the history of education in the Atlantic World after the Second World War. The projected title of her PhD is Engineering Tolerance: Evaluating the Origins of Multicultural Polices in the Atlantic World, reflecting work on educational policy, migration, multicultural politics, and globalisation.