Marcelo Borges
Professor of History; Boyd Lee Spahr Chair in the History of the Americas


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

Marcelo Borges teaches Latin American history and migration history. His current research focuses on the history of migration, epistolary practices in context of migration, and the history of emotions.

His publications include Chains of Gold: Portuguese Migration to Argentina in Transatlantic Perspective (2009), Migrant Letters: Emotional Language, Mobile Identities, and Writing Practices in Historical Perspective (with Sonia Cancian, 2018), and Emotional Landscapes: Love, Gender, and Migration (with Sonia Cancian and Linda Reeder, 2021).

He has been a visiting researcher at the Social Science Institute of the University of Lisbon, and a research fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Nantes Institute of Advanced Studies.