Faculty Profile

Marcelo Borges

Professor of History (1997), Department Chair

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

2015-2016 Academic Year

Fall 2015

HIST 130 Latin American History I
Cross-listed with LALC 230-01.

LALC 230 Early Lat Am History to 1800
Cross-listed with HIST 130-01.

LALC 283 Latin American-U.S. Relations
Cross-listed with HIST 283-01.

HIST 283 Latin American-U.S. Relations
Cross-listed with LALC 283-01.

LALC 490 Lat Am Interdisciplinary Res
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.

HIST 500 Independent Study