Dr. Eugene Berger


Dr. Eugene Berger

Associate Professor of History

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His primary research interests lie in 17th century South America and include Franciscan missions, indigenous slavery and Dutch piracy. His book, "This Incurable Evil: Mapuche Resistance to Spanish Enslavement, 1598-1687," was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2023.

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

Berger has been happily married for more than twenty years to a fellow educator, and they have a son in college.


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