Eugene Berger
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Dr. Eugene Berger

Associate Professor of History

School of Liberal Arts
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Biography

Dr. Eugene Berger is a historian of Latin America and has taught at GGC since 2011. He teaches Social Revolutions in Modern Latin America (HIST 4670), The Atlantic Slave Trade (HIST 4575), and Colonial Latin America (HIST 3510).

His primary research interests lie in 17th century South America and include Franciscan missions, indigenous slavery and Dutch piracy. His book on Mapuche slavery will be available from University of Alabama Press in 2022.

Berger is very active in GGC’s internationalization efforts and is the co-coordinator of the Certificate of Latin American Studies.

Berger has been happily married for more than 20 years and has a son in high school.

Education

  • Doctorate – Latin American history – Vanderbilt University
  • Master’s – Latin American history – Vanderbilt University
  • Bachelor’s – Latin American history – Willamette University

Professional Affiliations

  • Conference on Latin American History
  • Southern Historical Association
  • SECOLAS
  • FEEGI