Department of History
Office: McKee 227A
Dr. Balloffet is a historian of global migration. Her work focuses specifically on Latin America and the Middle East, and the flows of people, goods, and ideas that connect these regions’ histories. She is currently working on a book manuscript that deals with Syrian migration to Argentina in the twentieth century. Dr. Balloffet received her Ph.D. From the University of California Davis, and prior to working at Western she was the Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle East Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University. She is a former Fulbright-Hays Fellow, and University of California Provost’s Fellow of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research has also been supported by the US Department of Education’s Foreign Language and Area Studies Program, the Hemispheric Institute of the Americas, and the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.