Dr. Geoffroy de Laforcade is an Associate Professor of Latin American and Caribbean History, and the Director of International Studies in the Office of International Studies and Service-Learning at Norfolk State University. A native of France, he holds dual United States and European Union citizenship. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University in 2001. He serves on the Council of the Southeast History World History Association, which held its annual conference at NSU in 2013. Among other institutions, Dr. de Laforcade taught at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Illinois, and Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, before joining NSU in 2008. He had designed and/or led multiple study abroad programs to West Africa, Europe and East Asia prior to becoming the Academic Coordinator of International Programs at NSU. He held that position from 2009 to 2012, conducting annual study abroad programs to Argentina and Cuba, his primary research fields, before becoming the Director of International Studies in August 2012. Since joining NSU he has presented his research at international academic conferences in Portugal, Belgium, Scotland, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Cuba and China. Dr. de Laforcade was also recently named Vice-President and Coordinator of International Programs and Partnerships of the Samaná College Research Center in the Dominican Republic. His recent publications include "In Defiance of Boundaries: Anarchism in Latin American History," edited with Kirwin Shaffer (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 2014); "The How and Why of World History," co-authored with Charles H. Ford, Steven Isaac, Patrick Mbajekwe, Phillip Cantrell and Stephanie Richmond (Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt, 2011/2012); "Transculturality and Perceptions of the Immigrant Other," edited with Cathy Covell Waegner and Page R. Laws (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2011); and the "International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest" (New York: Blackwell, 2008-2011), by Immanuel Ness, for which he served as an Associate Editor.