Dr. Philippe Zacaïr

Contact Information

Voice: 657-278-2685
Fax: 657-278-2101
Dept: 657-278-3474


Philippe Zacaïr, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of History


Philippe Zacaïr teaches Latin American, Caribbean, and world history. He received his Ph.D. in history in 1999 from the University of Paris-Sorbonne Nouvelle in France. He is the editor of Haiti and Haitians in the Wider Caribbean (University Press of Florida, 2010). His work has appeared in Cahiers du Monde Hispanique et Luso-Brésilien, Caribbean Studies, The Journal of Caribbean History, French Colonial History, the Bulletin d’Histoire de la Guadeloupe, and Recherches Haïtiano-Antillaises. His current research projects explore the political and economic migrations within the Caribbean basin after the abolition of African slavery, and the relations between the Republic of Haiti and the French Caribbean colonies of Guadeloupe and Martinique until the turn of the twentieth century.


Professor Zacaïr was born and raised in Guadeloupe, in the Eastern Caribbean. His native languages are Creole and French. He enjoys traveling, reading comics and is particularly fond of martial arts movies.

Research Areas

Colonial Caribbean basin; Post-slavery migrations; Race, citizenship, and military service; Transnationalism; Black diaspora; Caribbean Press.

Courses Regularly Taught

Since his appointment at Cal State Fullerton, professor Zacaïr has taught a variety of classes in Latin American history and world history. Consider adding the following courses to your learning journey:

HIST 451A Colonial Latin America

HIST 449A Race, Gender and Ethnicity in Latin America

HIST 449B Cuban History Through Film

LTAM300 Topics in Latin America

LTAM 100 Introduction to Latin American Studies