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Historical Consultant Oliver Horn
Oliver Horn, Ph.D.
Historical Consultant Robynne Mellor PhD
Robynne Mellor, Ph.D.
Co-Founder & Historical Consultant
Co-Founder & Historical Consultant

Oliver received his Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  He has taught history and international relations at Georgetown University and Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, N.C.  His research has taken him to over a dozen archives in the United States and Colombia.  He has won support for his research from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Latin American Studies Association, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Library, among others. He co-authored The Roque Lobato House (Schenck Southwest, 2014), which was a New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards finalist in 2015 and recently published an article in El Palacio.

Oliver grew up in Albuquerque, NM, and while his scholarship has taken him around the world, he's excited to be back in the land of big skies, desert landscapes, and red and green chile. 

Robynne earned her Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.  She has conducted historical research in six U.S. states, as well as in Canada and Russia. She can research in English, French, and Russian. Robynne has presented her findings in the United States, Canada, Ukraine, and Italy at nearly 20 different conferences and meetings. Several organizations have supported her work, including the Mellon Foundation, National Science Foundation, Woodrow Wilson Center, Leverhulme Trust, and American Society for Environmental History. You can find her writing in the book Mining North America (University of California Press, 2017); the journals Journal of World History, Labour/Le Travail, and Physics Today; in Eaten Magazineand in several blog posts around the internet. You can find her developmental editing in the textbook, The Webs of Humankind by J.R. McNeill (W.W. Norton & Company, 2020). 

Russian authorities once interrogated Robynne in Siberia for trying to find documents, but that didn't dampen her love of historical research.

We are both on the New Mexico Historic Preservation Office Directory of Supervisory Personnel as Historians

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