Associate Director

Mélissa-Anne Ménard is an oral historian whose main research interests center on the history of childhood and emotions, stories of migration, and the production of archives.

She first encountered oral history during an undergraduate seminar in childhood history. Mélissa-Anne holds a master’s degree in history from Concordia university, partially funded by a Concordia University Merit Scholarship. Her thesis explored the ethical and methodological ramifications of reusing archived oral history interviews conducted by other researchers to develop frameworks and protocols to allow us to engage with countless oral history collections that often lie dormant in archives. She additionally holds a music degree in jazz interpretation for violin from the Collège Lionel-Groulx and most enjoys playing the fiddle.