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Faculty Profile

Marcelo Borges

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

Contact Information

borges@dickinson.edu

Denny Hall Room 111
717.245.1186
http://users.dickinson.edu/~borges/

Bio

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.

Education

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

2020-2021 Academic Year

Spring 2021

FYSM 100 First-Year Seminar
The First-Year Seminar (FYS) introduces students to Dickinson as a "community of inquiry" by developing habits of mind essential to liberal learning. Through the study of a compelling issue or broad topic chosen by their faculty member, students will: - Critically analyze information and ideas - Examine issues from multiple perspectives - Discuss, debate and defend ideas, including one's own views, with clarity and reason - Develop discernment, facility and ethical responsibility in using information, and - Create clear academic writing The small group seminar format of this course promotes discussion and interaction among students and their professor. In addition, the professor serves as students' initial academic advisor. This course does not duplicate in content any other course in the curriculum and may not be used to fulfill any other graduation requirement.

HIST 131 Mod Lat Am Hist since 1800
Cross-listed with LALC 231-01.This class will combine weekly asynchronous activities with synchronous meetings. Most synchronous meetings will take place on Thursdays during scheduled class time.

LALC 231 Mod Lat Am Hist since 1800
Cross-listed with HIST 131-01.This class will combine weekly asynchronous activities with synchronous meetings. The synchronous meetings will take place on Thursdays during the scheduled class time.

LALC 490 Lat Am/Latinx/Carib St SR Rsch
This remote course will be taught synchronously at the scheduled time.

HIST 500 Independent Study

LALC 550 Independent Research