Edward Osowski received his Ph.D. in History from Pennsylvania State University in 2002 with a specialization in Latin American History. While on a Fulbright scholarship, he conducted archival research on colonial indigenous history in Mexico City and has presented his findings at conferences and seminars at Harvard University, UCLA, the Université de Montréal and other institutions. Before joining the faculty of John Abbott College in 2006, he taught at McGill University, Concordia University, and the University of Northern Iowa. In addition to having several publications to his credit, he is co-editor of Mexican History : a Primary Source Reader, forthcoming from Westview Press in 2009. He brings his love of the history of music, myths, and ideas to the courses that he teaches at John Abbott College and believes that students new to history have the ability to do the rigorous work of interpretation, writing, and discussion.