Faculty Profile

Marcelo Borges

Professor of History (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

2017-2018 Academic Year

Fall 2017

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

PORT 201 Intermediate Portuguese
Review of Portuguese syntax. Introduction to conversation and composition through selected cultural and literary readings. Prerequisite: 102 or the equivalent. This course fulfills the language graduation requirement.

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.