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

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

Spring 2019

LALC 200 Migration/Urbanization Lat Am
Cross-listed with HIST 215-02.Part of the Brazil Mosaic: Sao Paulo as a Global City. Urbanization and the growth of megacities are key features of contemporary societies. This process is particularly significant in Latin America, which is poised to become the most urbanized region in the world within this decade. Since the late nineteenth century, the cities of Latin America have grown and diversified as a result of movements of international and rural-to-urban internal migrations, the transformation of their countries’ economies, and their connections to regional and international markets. The largest urban areas of Latin America attracted people from varied backgrounds who contributed to transforming them into microcosms of their countries’ societies. Cities also became important sites of social, political, and cultural developments. This class will explore these developments in historical perspective. Since this class is part of the Brazil Mosaic, special attention will be devoted to the study of the urban history of São Paulo—soon to become the region’s largest urban center—in comparison with other cities in Latin America. This course is restricted to students in the Brazil Mosaic.

HIST 215 Migration/Urbanization Lat Am
Cross-listed with LALC 200-03.Note: Part of the Brazil Mosaic: San Paulo as a Global City. Urbanization and the growth of megacities are key features of contemporary societies. This process is particularly significant in Latin America, which is poised to become the most urbanized region in the world within this decade. Since the late nineteenth century, the cities of Latin America have grown and diversified as a result of movements of international and rural-to-urban internal migrations, the transformation of their countries’ economies, and their connections to regional and international markets. The largest urban areas of Latin America attracted people from varied backgrounds who contributed to transforming them into microcosms of their countries’ societies. Cities also became important sites of social, political, and cultural developments. This class will explore these developments in historical perspective. Since this class is part of the Brazil Mosaic, special attention will be devoted to the study of the urban history of São Paulo—soon to become the region’s largest urban center—in comparison with other cities in Latin America. This course is restricted to students in the Brazil Mosaic.

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.

PORT 500 Brazil Mosaic Rsrch Pract
Cross-listed with LALC 500-01 and HIST 500-01.Permission of Instructor Required.Part of the Brazil Mosaic: Sao Paulo as a Global City.Taught in English.

LALC 500 Brazil Mosaic Rsrch Pract
Cross-listed with HIST 500-01 and PORT 500-01.Permission of Instructor Required.Part of the Brazil Mosaic: Sao Paulo as a Global City.

HIST 500 Brazil Mosaic Rsrch Pract
Cross-listed with LALC 500-01 and PORT 500-01.Permission of Instructor Required.Part of the Brazil Mosaic: Sao Paulo as a Global City.