photo: sluyterAndrew Sluyter

Doris Z. Stone Latin American Studies Distinguished Professor


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


My research concerns the peoples and places of the Atlantic world, especially the causes and continuing consequences of landscape transformations during the colonial period, historical political ecology, and human mobility. I have three decades of experience doing field and archival research in  Louisiana, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe. and particularly encourage applications from graduate students who plan dissertation and thesis projects that engage the intersections of nature, culture, and the past as rooted in particular places but involved in global networks of relationships. See my current CV for further details.

Selected Publications

Andrew Sluyter, Case Watkins, James Chaney, and Annie M. Gibson. 2015. Hispanic and Latino New Orleans: Immigration and Identity since the Eighteenth Century. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. Winner of the 2015 John Brinckerhoff Jackson Book Prize, American Association of Geographers. 

Andrew Sluyter. 2012. Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500–1900. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Andrew Sluyter. 2002. Colonialism and Landscape: Postcolonial Theory and Applications. New York: Rowman & Littlefield. Winner of the 2004 James M. Blaut Award in Recognition of Innovative Scholarship, Cultural and Political Ecology Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers. 

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


259 Howe-Russell-Kniffen Geoscience Complex
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Phone: 225-578-4261
Fax: 225-578-4420



Andrew Sluyter's CV
Atlantic Networks Project
My Page
My general website with info on my books