Tia Malkin-Fontecchio

Courses Taught

  • HIS 100: Global History Since 1900
  • HIS 315: Colonial Latin America
  • HIS 316: Modern Latin America
  • HIS 317: History of Mexico
  • HIS 407: History of Brazil
  • HIS 300: Varieties of History
  • HIS 400: Seminar in History

About Me

Before she joined the WCU Department of History, Dr. Malkin-Fontecchio was an Assistant Professor at Lebanon Valley College. Tia Malkin-Fontecchio received her BA in Latin American Studies and Latin American Language and Literature from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994. She received her MA and PhD in Latin American history from Brown University in 1996 and 2003 respectively. She has lived in Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, Brazil. Her research interests include educational reform and inequality in Brazil, as well as state authoritarianism. Dr. Malkin-Fontecchio's current research focuses on historical film.

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