Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Dr. Brenda Melendy selected to deliver 2007 Faculty Lecture

KINGSVILLE - May 01, 2006

Contact: Jason Marton
jason.marton@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4143

Dr. Brenda Melendy, associate professor of history, has been selected to give the 2007 Faculty Lecture at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

The topic of Melendy’s lecture will be, “Refocusing the Commemoration of Genocide: A Comparative Approach.” In it, Melendy will compare similarities among seemingly disparate genocides and argue for the expansion of traditional Holocaust studies.

The lecture will take place during the spring 2007 semester.

Melendy has been with A&M-Kingsville since August 1999. In that time, she was named by Texas Monthly as one of three teachers of Best Classes at Texas A&M-Kingsville in 2004. Some of her other awards and honors include the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies Fellowship Award; the Be All You Can Be Faculty Mentor and Role Model Awards at A&M-Kingsville; and a nominee for the Distinguished Teaching Award at A&M-Kingsville.

Previous teaching positions for Melendy include instructor at Evergreen Valley College and serving as a teaching fellow and lecturer at the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Melendy has been published in World History Review, German Studies Review, The Social Studies Texan and The Stanford Humanities Review, among others.

She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz, an M.A. in history from San Jose State University and a B.A. in American studies from Stanford University.

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