Dr. Candice Goucher
Dr. Candice Goucher is Professor of History at Washington State University, Vancouver, where she has taught since Fall of 2000. She also serves on the staff of the Center for Columbia River History, a consortium of WSU, Portland State University, and the Washington State Historical Society. Previously she chaired the Black Studies Department at Portland State University.
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. Among her publications and films are the co-authored volumes World History: Journeys from Past to Present (London: Routledge 2008); 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. She is currently on the Board of Editors for the 9-volume Cambridge History of the World (Cambridge University Press) and she is writing a history of Caribbean food.