Marcelo Carocci-Ormsbee

PhD Candidate in History of Science, Graduate Teacher Assistant/Instructor

Oregon State University and Linn Benton Community College


                                    History of Science                                                     

School of History, Philosophy, and Religion                        

Oregon State University                                                        

322 Milam Hall




2016                            Oregon State University       B.A.               Anthropology – Cum Laude

2016                            Oregon State University       Certificate      Archaeology Field School

2018                            Oregon State University       M.A.               Applied Anthropology

2018                            Oregon State University       Ph.D.              History of Science – In          Progress

Dissertation Committee: Dr. Stacey Smith, Dr. Jacob Hamblin, Dr. Nicole von Germeten, Dr. Christopher Nichols

Appointments and Employment History

2019 – Present           Linn Benton Community College, Albany, Oregon

                                    Instructor – History

2016 – Present           Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon

                                    Graduate Teacher Assistant – Anthropology/History Department

2016 – Present           Benton County Historical Society, Philomath, Oregon

                                    Collections Specialist, Receptionist, Docent

2015 – 2017                Holiday Inn Express, Corvallis, Oregon

                                    Guest Services/Reception – Front Office

2010 – 2012                Castec Window Shadings, Lost Angeles, California

                                    Safety and Training Manager – Human Resources Department

2009 – 2010                Upper English School – Sao Carlos, Brazil           

                                    Conversational English Instructor

Research                    History of Western Oregon and Western US; History of US Medicine in the 19th century; Public sanitation and yellow fever management in New Orleans during the Union army occupation, 1862-1865; History of Latin America.

Ethno-Cultural Historical Anthropology; Impact of Settler Colonialism in Indian Cultural Preservation in Western Oregon; Archaeological Excavations Methodology.

Research & Field Work

                                    Ph.D. Dissertation –              (In Progress)

This project will analyze the foreign relations between the US and Latin America by examining yellow fever, public sanitation, diplomacy, and medicine, in a comparative U.S.-Latin American context during the second half of the 19th century. The sites for this project in the US and Latin America will be New Orleans, Havana, Cuba and Veracruz, Mexico.

Master Thesis                        (Completed – Spring 2018)

                                    Archival research, oral history interviews, and analysis of how Settler Colonialism erased the Indian experience and identity in Western Oregon.

Fort Yamhill Hospital          (Certification)

                                    Participated on the excavations at the site of Fort Yamhill Hospital to determine the exact location of both hospital buildings.

Works in Progress

Refugee Settlement in Oregon (tentative title) – Article examining the refugee resettlement in Oregon by using the recorded oral history and the published stories by The Immigrant Story project. To be published in the Oregon Historical Quarterly.


  Teaching Experience

2019 – Present           Instructor – Linn Benton Community College

                                    US History – Fall 2019

                                    History of Latin America – Winter 2020

2016 – Present           Graduate Teaching Assistant – Oregon State University

                                                As Teaching Assistant 

             History of Western Civilization – Fall 2018, Fall 2019

            History of the United States – Winter 2019, Winter 2020

           History of the United States – Spring 2019, Spring 2020

Cultures in Conflict, an upper division Anthropology course – Fall 2016

                                                As Instructor

Comparative Cultures, a lower division level Anthropology course Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Winter 2017

Peoples of Latin America, an upper division level Anthropology course – Spring 2018 – on-line

2009 – 2010                English Instructor – Brazil

                                                Conversational English for Children and Adults


Conference Presentations

                                    When the Beast and Yellow Jack Met in New Orleans: The Impact of Union Occupation in the Spread of Yellow Fever at the Mouth of the Mississippi.   – Columbia History of Science Group – conference, San Juan Island, WA – March 2018


Fellowships and Awards

The Immigrant Story Project Scholars’ Award – 2019

Oregon State University Provost’s Distinguished Graduate Scholarship Award – 2019-2020

Languages Skills & Experience

Languages:                Spanish – Advanced

                                    Portuguese – Native