Dr. Candice Goucher
Arts and Sciences
Dr. Candice Goucher is Professor of History and co-directs the Collective for Social and Environmental Justice at Washington State University, Vancouver, where she has taught since Fall of 2000. Previously she chaired the Black Studies Department at Portland State University, in Portland, Oregon.
Trained as a historian and archaeologist, she has conducted research in West Africa, the Caribbean, Mauritius, and the Northwest. She holds a masters degree in art history & archaeology from Columbia University and a PhD in African History from UCLA. In 2015, she was awarded the “Pioneer in World History” prize from the World History Association. Among her publications and films are the co-authored volumes (with Linda Walton)World History: Journeys from Past to Present [1st edition, 2008] (London: Routledge, 2013), translated into Chinese, Korean, and Portuguese; In the Balance: Themes in Global History (McGraw-Hill, 1998); and the video The Blooms of Banjeli: Technology and Gender in West-African Iron-Making(Documentary EducationalResources,1986), which won the Society for Visual Anthropology Award of Excellence. She was one of two lead scholars for the project Bridging World History (funded by a $2.28 Million grant from Annenberg / Corporation for Public Broadcasting), which is a 26-part video series and interactive website, with more than 290,000 unique visitors annually. She served on the Board of Editors for the 7-volume Cambridge History of the World (Cambridge University Press) and co-edited (with Graeme Barker, Cambridge) Vol. 2: A World with Agriculture. Her recent book Congotay! Congotay! A Global History of Caribbean Food (New York: Routledge, 2014) won the 2015 Gourmand Award for Best Book on Caribbean Food (national).In 2014-15, she was named the Trent R. Dames Fellow in the History of Civil Engineering at the Huntington Library in support of her next project, Memory of Iron, a history of African ironworking in the Atlantic world.