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Dr. Geoffroy de Laforcade

Dr. Geoffroy de Laforcade
Professor of History
Office: Brown 211.12
Phone: (757) 823-2080


Expertise: Modern Latin American and Caribbean History, Cuba, Argentina, Labor History, Race, Migration and Diaspora, Intellectual History, World History

Courses: World History, Latin American History, Caribbean History, Race and Gender in Cuba and Latin America, Borders and Moving Peoples, African Diaspora: History and Culture, Introduction to Historical Research

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 has published Migration, Diaspora, Exile: Narratives of Affiliation and Escape (with Daniel Stein, Cathy Covell Waegner and Page R. Laws, Lexington Books, 2020); In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History (with Kirwin Shaffer, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2015), winner of the Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award in 2017; Transculturality and Perceptions of the Immigrant Other (with Page R. Laws and Cathy Covell Waegner, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2011); and The How and Why of World History (Editor, Dubuque: Kendall-Hunt, 2014.  Dr. de Laforcade has also published over thirty book chapters and journal articles, numerous encyclopedia entries, and edited special issues of various journals. He serves on the Editorial Boards of Groundings: Development, Pan-Africanism, and Critical Theory (Pluto Journals UK/Walter Rodney Foundation) and Zanj: Journal of Critical Global South Studies (Pluto Journals UK), and is a Book Review Editor for Global South: Critical Perspectives (Kennesaw State University) and Choice (Association of College Resource Libraries) 

The recipient of a Distinguished Faculty Award for Scholarship from the NSU College of Liberal Arts in 2020, Dr. de Laforcade is a Georg Bollenbeck Research Fellow at the University of Siegen in Germany, and has taught international graduate seminars in Siegen, Oviedo (Spain), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Bayreuth (Germany), and Havana (Cuba). He is a member of the Latin American Council of Social Sciences (CLACSO) Working Group entitled “Crisis of Civilization, Reconfigurations of Racism, Afro-Latin American Social Movements."