Faculty Profile

Marcelo Borges

Professor of History; Boyd Lee Spahr Chair in the History of the Americas (1997)

Contact Information


Denny Hall Room 111


He teaches Latin American, Iberian, and comparative history. His current research deals with transatlantic migration from Portugal to Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, particularly to Argentina; and with migration, identity and community formation in the oil fields of Patagonia, Argentina.


  • Licenciado en Historia, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, 1988
  • Profesor en Historia, 1988
  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1997

2018-2019 Academic Year

Fall 2018

HIST 131 Mod Lat Am Hist since 1800
Cross-listed with LALC 231-01.

LALC 231 Mod Lat Am Hist since 1800
Cross-listed with HIST 131-01.

LALC 490 Lat Am/Latino/Carib St SR Rsch
Research into a topic concerning Latin America directed by two or more faculty representing at least two disciplines. Students must successfully defend their research paper to obtain course credit. The paper is researched and written in the fall semester for one-half course credit and then defended and revised in the spring semester for the other half credit. Prerequisite: senior majors.

LALC 500 Independent Study

LALC 550 Independent Research