Megan Suster

I am a PhD Candidate in the Public History program at the University of California, Riverside. I’ve worked at the Mission Inn Museum in Riverside, the Drury Center in Volos, Greece, and the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) in San Diego, as well as collaborated on exhibitions including Geographies of Detention: From Guantanamo to the Golden Gulag and Confessions* Rethinking Winogrand’s Women, both at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside. I spent the summer of 2014 living and working at Bodie State Historic Park, the fall of 2015 with the Hawai’i State Historic Preservation Division helping conduct architectural surveys and community outreach, and the winter and spring of 2016 as the Volunteer Program Coordinator at California Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside. Currently, I serve as the Public Humanities Fellow for the California State Parks Relevancy and History Project, part of a new partnership that aims to enhance the relevance of the past for Californians today. I’m particularly interested in community outreach and engagement and recently completed a Promotores and Community Health Worker Training conducted by Visión y Compromiso at Los Angeles State Historic Park.

Relevant Projects

California State Parks Relevancy and History Project


University of California, Riverside


Museum, Humanities, Government (incl National and State libraries and archives), Academic, Research, California State Parks


United States