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Cacey Farnsworth

Assistant Professor
History, History


Cacey Farnsworth is an assistant professor of history/family history at Brigham Young University. He received his undergraduate degree in History Teaching from BYU (2010) and a master’s and PhD in history from the University of Florida (2015, 2019). His dissertation, “Atlantic Lisbon: From Restoration to Baroque Splendor” traces Portugal’s imperial shift toward Brazil after the loss of holdings in Africa and Asia and the consequent effects in Lisbon. His research was supported by a fellowship from the Fulbright and Instituto Camões programs. He has also published a chapter on the indigenous response to the Spanish conquest of Puerto Rico in Ida Altman and David Wheat, eds., The Spanish Caribbean & the Atlantic World in the Long Sixteenth Century (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019). His research and teaching interests include family history, colonial Latin America, Iberia, and Atlantic history.

Research Interests

Family History, Iberia, the Atlantic World

Teaching Interests

Family History, World Civilizations, Iberian Studies


  • PhD, History , University of Florida (2019)
  • MA, History , University of Florida (2015)
  • BA, History/Education , Brigham Young University (2010)
  • AA, History , Utah Valley University (2009)

Licenses and Certifications

  • University of Florida, University of Florida Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies (2015 - Present)

Honors and Awards

  • U.S Fulbright Student Research Fellowship, U.S Fulbright Organization/Instituto Camões (2018 - 2019)
  • Anderson Scholar Faculty Honoree for Teaching Mentorship , University of Florida (2018 - 2018)
  • Graduate Student Teaching Award, University of Florida (2018 - 2018)
  • University of Florida History Department Wilkerson Award for Dissertation Excellence, University of Florida (2018 - 2018)
  • University of Florida Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere Rothman Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, University of Florida (2017 - 2017)
  • University of Florida History Department Annual Haigh Prize for the Outstanding Graduate Student in Latin American History , University (2017 - 2017)


  • American Historical Association (2017 - Present)
  • Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies (2017 - Present)
  • Conference on Latin American History (2017 - Present)
  • Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction (2017 - Present)

Courses Taught


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