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Dr. Geoffroy de Laforcade

Dr. Geoffroy de Laforcade
Professor of History
Office: Brown 211.04
Phone: (757) 823-2080


Expertise: Modern Latin American and Caribbean History, Cuba, Argentina, Labor history, race, diaspora, post-colonialism, world history

Courses: World History, Latin American History, Caribbean History, Race and Gender in Cuba and Latin America

Bio: Dr. Geoffroy de Laforcade (Ph.D., Yale University), is a Professor of Latin American, Caribbean and World History at Norfolk State University. An expert on Cuba and Argentina, he has published and spoken widely on issues of migration, labor, race, diaspora and memory. He co-edited Transculturality and Perceptions of the Immigrant Other (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2011); The How and Why of World History (Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2014; and In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2015), which won the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award in 2017. A native of France, he translated a number of scholarly works, among them Peter Sahlins, Boundaries: The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees (University of California Press, 1991), Herman Lebovics, True France: Wars Over Cultural Identity, 1900-1945 (Cornell University Press, 1994), and Gérard Noiriel, The French Melting Pot: Immigration, Citizenship, and National Identity (University of Minnesota Press, 1996). Dr. de Laforcade is a member of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) Working Group on “Afrodescendants and Counterhegemonic Perspectives”, and a Research and Associate Editor for the Institute of Anarchist Theory and History in Brazil (IATH/ITHA). He also serves on the Editorial Board for the Broader South of the journal ATL Intersectional Journal Social Science, and as a book review editor for Global South: Critical Perspectives and Choice (Association of College Research Libraries).

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