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Andrew Sluyter

Associate Professor

Andrew Sluyter

Campus address
235 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: (225) 578-4261
Fax: (225) 578-4420

Andrew Sluyter's CV
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Ph.D. Geography, The University of Texas at Austin, 1995
M.A. Geography, University of British Columbia, 1990
B.A. Geography, University of British Columbia, 1987



Dr. Sluyter recently completed a Digital Innovation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. He is also finishing up a book on Latinos and Hispanics in New Orleans, co-authored with graduate students and a colleague at Tulane. He is starting a new project focused on the Caribbean that follows up on his  last book, Black Ranching Frontiers, which came out with Yale University Press late last year.


Selected Publications

  • A. Sluyter. 2012. Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500–1900. New Haven: Yale University Press (xii and 308 pp.).
  • A. Sluyter. 2002. Colonialism and Landscape: Postcolonial Theory and Applications. New York: Rowman & Littlefield (xi and 267 pp.).
  • Amy E. Potter and A. Sluyter. 2012. Photo-Journal of Barbuda: A Caribbean Island in Transition. FOCUS on Geography 55: 140-145 (6 pp.).
  • A. Sluyter and Gabriela Dominguez. 2006. Early Maize (Zea mays L.) Cultivation in Mexico: Dating Sedimentary Pollen Records and its Implications. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103: 1147-51 (5 pp.).
  • A. Sluyter. 2001. Colonialism and Landscape in the Americas: Material/Conceptual Transformations and Continuing Consequences. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 91: 410-28 (19 pp.).


Courses Taught

Geog 1001: Introduction to the Americas & Europe
Geog 4031: Latin America & the Caribbean
Geog 4086: Human-Environment Interactions
Anth 4086: Human-Environment Interactions
Geog 4078: Environment & Development
Geog 4997: Digital Humanities Geographic Information Systems
Geog 7911: Social Theory Seminar
Geog 7911: Political Ecology Seminar
Geog 7950: Latin America & the Caribbean Seminar