Andrew Wood - Faculty & Adjuncts

Andrew Wood, PhD

Drew Wood
Andrew Wood, PhD
Stanley Rutland Professor of American History
College of Arts & Sciences
918-631-2904 Chapman Hall Room 209


PhD – University of California, Davis MA – Michigan State University BA – Michigan State University


Andrew Wood was born in Montreal, Canada. His research focuses on the history of Mexico. He has published on a variety of social and cultural topics: urbanization, immigration, grassroots collective action, housing, regional politics, civic ritual and celebration, tourism, film and popular music.

Research Interests

Wood is currently writing a history of the Port of Veracruz

Teaching Interests

History, geography and culture of the Americas



  • Wood , A. The Business of Leisure: Tourism History in Latin America and the Caribbean. University of Nebraska Press, 2020.
  • Wood , A. Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography. Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • Wood , A. Latin American Migrations to the U.S Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America. University of Illinois University Press, 2013.
  • Wood , A. Sound, Media and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.
  • Wood , A. Holiday in Mexico: Essays on Tourism and Tourist Encounters. Duke University Press, 2010.
  • Wood , A. The U.S.-Mexico Border: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008.
  • Wood , A. Revolution in the Street: Women, Workers and Urban Protest in Veracruz, 1870-1927. SR Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2001.

Journal Articles

  • “Urban Rebels: The Mexican Tenant Movement in the 1920s.” The Latin Americanist, Vol. 54, no 4 (December 2010).

  • “Sanitizing the State: The Rockefeller International Health Board and the Yellow Fever Campaign in Veracruz.” Americana (American Studies in Hungary), vol. V, no. 3, (Fall 2009).

  • “Strength in Numbers: A Comparative Analysis of Urban Rent Strikes in the Americas, 1900-1930.” (Co-authored with James Baer) Journal of Urban History. Vol. 32, no. 6, September 2006, pp. 862-884.

  • “Anarchist María Luisa Marín and the Veracruz Tenant Strike.” Contracorriente: A Journal on Literature and Social History in Latin America, Spring Issue (2005).

  • “Who Killed Ricardo Flores Magón?: Life and Death of a Political Prisoner:” Contracorriente: A Journal on Literature and Social History in Latin America, Fall Issue (2005).

  • “Carnaval en Veracruz: Celebraciones públicas, identidad y el inicio del turismo.” Ulúa: Revista de Historia, no. 2 (Fall 2004) Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

  • “Introducing la Reina del Carnaval: Public Celebration and Postrevolutionary Discourse in Veracruz, Mexico.” The Americas: A Quarterly Review of Inter—American Cultural History. vol. 60, no. 1 (July 2003).

  • “Blind Men and Fallen Women: Notes on Modernity and Golden Age Mexican Cinema.” Post Identities vol. 3, no. 1 (Summer 2001).

  • “María Luisa Marín y las mujeres libertarias de Veracruz, 1922-26.” Memorial: Boletín del Archivo General del Estado de Veracruz #9 (September-December 2001).

  • Special Issue Journal of the Southwest on U.S.-Mexico Border Cites and Culture. Editor/Issue introduction, film review and article “Anticipating the Colonias: Popular Housing in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, 1890-1925.” (Tucson: University of Arizona Press), vol. 43, #4 (Winter 2001).

  • “Writing Transnationalism: Recent Publications on the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands.” Latin American Research Review 35, no. 3 (Fall 2000).

  • “Urban Protest and the Discourse of Popular Nationalism in Postrevolutionary Mexico: The Case of the Veracruz Rent Strike.” National Identities vol. 2 no. 3 (November 2000).

  • “Myths, Music and Multimedia in Teaching Modern Mexican History.” Radical History Review #73 (Winter 1999).

  • “One-Hundred Years of Cinema: Redefining Mexicanidad.” UC MEXUS News, no. 35 (Summer 1998).

  • “With Guitars in Their Hands and Revolution in Their Hearts: Corridos of the Mexican Revolution.” Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies vol 4, no. 1 (July 1998).

  • “Four Times Heroic: The 1914 U.S. Invasion of Veracruz.” Peace Review vol. 10, no. 3 (December 1998).

  • “Agustín Lara and the Golden Age of Mexican Cinema.” Jazz and American Culture #3 (Fall 1997).

  • “On the Targets of Tenant Protest: Urban Property and Nationalism in Veracruz, Mexico, 1902-1930.” Urban History Workshop Review #2 (Spring 1994).

Book Chapters

  • Wood , A. “El Movimiento Inquilinario De Veracruz”. Projecto Veracruz Biblioteca Milenio De Historia, Milenio Publishers, 2014.
  • Wood , A. ““Agustín Lara,” “La Frontera,” and ‘Olmec’”. Iconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo, ABC-CLIO, 2014.
  • Wood , A. Que Viva La Reina Del Carnaval: Celebracionse Públicos Y Discurso Posrevolucionario En Veracruz. Cuadernos de Historia de America Latina (AHILA), 2010.
  • Wood , A. “Nationalizing the Bohemian: Mythogenesis and the Legacy of Agustín Lara”. Mexico Uncut: Masculinity, Space, Performance and Power in Modern Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, 2009.
  • Wood , A. “Adalberto Tejeda: Radicalism and Reaction in Revolutionary Veracruz”. Governors of the Revolution: Portraits in Courage and Conflict, SR Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2008.
  • Wood , A. “Las Reinas Del Carnival En El Puerto De Veracruz, México”. Mujeres En Veracruz: Fragmentos De Una Historia, Universidad de Veracruz, 2008.
  • Wood , A. Pionera Postrevolucionaria:La Anarquista María Luisa Marín Y El Movimiento De Inquilinos De Veracruz. Hijos del Pueblo Press, 2007.
  • Wood , A. “Modernity and Mobilization: Politics and Culture in the Port of Veracruz, Mexico, 1880-1930”. El Golfo-Caribe Y Sus Puertos, Siglos XVIII-XIX, Vol. 2 vols, Instituto Mora/CONACYT, 2006, pp. 441-82.
  • Wood , A. “The Proletarian Women Will Make The Social Revolution:’ Female Participation in the Veracruz Rent Strike, 1922-1927”. Mothers, Workers, Catholics, Feminists: Women and Womanhood in Revolutionary Mexico, SR Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2006, pp. 151-64.
  • Wood , A. “The Public Romance of María Félix and Agustín Lara”. The Human Tradition in Mexico, SR Books, 2003.
  • Wood , A. “Viva La revolución Social: Postrevolutionary Tenant Protest and State Housing Reform in Veracruz Mexico”. Cities of Hope: People, Protests and Progress in Urbanizing Latin America, 1870-1930, Westview Press, 1998.
  • Wood , A. “Fitting Identities: Agustín Lara in Tlacotalpan”. Tlacotalpan: History and Culture.
  • Wood , A. “‘Veracruz for Sale’: Eco and Heritage Tourism in Mexico”. Histories of Tourism in Latin America, UC Berkeley Workshop/Latin American History of Tourism Collective.

Book Reviews

  • Catherine Cocks, Tropical Whites: The Rise of the Tourist South in the Americas. The Americas (Fall 2015).

  • Gilbert Joseph and Jurgen Buchenau, Mexico’s Once and Future Revolution: Social Upheaval and the Challenge of Rule Since the Late Nineteenth Century. The Americas (Winter 2014).

  • Heather Fowler-Salamini, Working Women, Entrepreneurs, and The Mexican Revolution. The Americas. (Fall 2013).

  • Steven B. Bunker, Creating Mexican Consumer Culture in the Age of Porfirio Díaz. Western Historical Quarterly. (Spring 2013).

  • Alejandro L. Madrid (ed.), Transnational Encounters: Music and Performance at the U.S.-Mexico Border. Hispanic American Historical Review. (Spring 2012).

  • Amy Chazkel, Laws of Chance: Brazil’s Clandestine Lottery and the Making of Urban Public Life. American Historical Review. (Winter 2012).

  • David William Foster, São Paulo: Perspectives on The City and Cultural Production. H-LatAm. (Fall 2012).

  • Luis E. Carranza, Architecture as Revolution: Episodes in the History of Modern Mexico. A Contracorriente.(Winter 2011).

  • Rebecca E. Biron, ed., City/Art: The Urban Scene in Latin America. The Latin Americanist. (Fall 2011).

  • Rick López, Crafting Mexico: Intellectuals, Artisans and the State After the Revolution. Hispanic American Historical Review. (Fall 2011).

  • Alex McCrossen ed., Land of Necessity: Consumer Culture in the United States-Mexico Borderlands. Canadian Journal of History. (Autumn 2010).

  • Patrice Elizabeth Olsen, Artifacts of Revolution: Architecture, Society, and Politics in Mexico City, 1920-1940. A Contracorriente. (Spring 2010).

  • Paul Vanderwood, Satan’s Playground: Mobsters and Moviestars at America’s Greatest Gaming Resort. The Latin Americanist. (Summer 2010).

  • Alejandro Madrid, Nor-tec Rifa! Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World. Popular Music. (Summer 2008).

  • César Miguel Rondón, The Book of Salsa: A Chronicle of Urban Music from the Caribbean to New York City. The Latin Americanist. (Winter 2009).

  • Heather Levi, The World of Lucha Libre. The Americas. (Winter 2009).

  • Wood , A. Alejandro Madrid, Nor-Tec Rifa! Electronic Dance Music from Tijuana to the World. Popular Music, 2008.
  • Robin Moore, Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba. Hispanic American Historical Review. (Winter 2008).

  • Thomas Holloway (ed.), A Companion to Latin American History. The Americas. (Summer 2008).

  • Jocelyn Olcott, Mary Kay Vaughan and Gabriela Cano (ed.), Sex in Revolution: Gender, Politics and Power in Modern Mexico. The Americas. (Fall 2007).

  • Jocelyne Guilbault, Governing Sound: The Cultural Politics of Trinidad’s Carnival Musics. (Fall 2007).

  • Stephen Lewis, The Ambivalent Revolution: Forging State and Nation in Chiapas. The Latin Americanist. (Winter 2007).

  • David, Bacon, Children of NAFTA. The Americas. (Winter 2006).

  • Peter Guardino, The Time of Liberty: Popular Political Culture in Oaxaca. The Latin Americanist. (Fall 2006).

  • Bryan McCann, Hello, Hello Brazil. American Historical Review. (Winter 2005).

  • Enrique Cirules, The Mafia in Havana: A Caribbean Mob Story. Hispanic American Historical Review. (Winter 2005).

  • Mark Pedalty, Musical Ritual in Mexico City. The Americas.(Spring 2005).

  • Donald Hodges and Ross Gandy, Mexico Under Siege. Hispanic American Historical Review. (Winter 2004).

  • Max Harris, Carnival and Other Christian Festivals. The Americas (Winter 2004).

  • Michael Snodrgass, Deference and Defiance in Monterrey: Workers, Paternalism and Revolution in Mexico, 1890-1950. American Historical Review. (Winter 2004).

  • Karl Koth, Waking the Dictator: Veracruz The Struggle for Federalism and the Mexican Revolution. The Americas. (Winter 2003).

  • Pablo Piccato, City of Suspects, Silvia Arrom, Containing the Poor, Katherine Bliss, Compromised Positions. Journal of Urban History. (Fall 2003).

  • Gilbert Joseph et al. (ed.), Fragments of a Golden Age: The Politics of Culture in Mexico since 1940. Mesoamerica. (Summer 2002).

  • Katherine Bliss, Compromised Positions: Prostitution, Public Health and Gender Politics in Revolutionary Mexico City. American Historical Review. (Fall 2002).

  • Linda Egan, Carlos Monsiváis: Culture and Chronicle in Contemporary Mexico. Hispanic American Historical Review. (Fall 2002).

  • Alejo Carpentier, Music in Cuba. The Brooklyn Rail. (Spring 2001).

  • Alma Guillermoprieto, Looking for History: Dispatches from Latin America. Tulsa World. (Fall 2001).

  • David Parker, The Idea of the Middle Class: White-Collar Workers and Peruvian Society, 1900-1950. Canadian Journal of History/Annales Canadiennes d’histoire. (Fall 2001).

  • Joanne Hershfield and David Maciel (eds.), Mexico’s Cinema: A Century of Film and Filmmakers. Hispanic American Historical Review. (Spring 2001).

  • John Lear, Workers, Neighbors and Citizens: The Revolution in Mexico City. American Historical Review. (Fall 2001).

  • David Gilmore, Carnival and Culture: Sex, Symbol and Status in Spain. The Americas. (Fall 2000).

  • Eric Zolov, Refried Elvis: The Rise of Mexican Counterculture. The Brooklyn Rail. (Winter 2000).

  • Patrick Frank, Posada’s Broadsheets. The Historian. (Winter 2000).

  • Jennie Purnell, Popular Movements and State Formation in Revolutionary Mexico: The Agraristas and Cristeros of Michoacan. H-Mexico. (Fall 1999).

  • Rosalie Schwartz, Pleasure Island: Tourisn and Temptation in Cuba. The Brooklyn Rail. (Fall 1999).

  • “Sex, Drugs and Death in The Land of 1,000 Dances: A Review of Alejandro Morales’ Barrio on the Edge.” UC MEXUS News, no. 36. (Winter 1999).

  • “Viva Computer Links Not Chain Links!: An Interactive Review of Web Sites on the U.S.—Mexican Border.” (w/Travis DuBry) Journal of Multi-Media History. (Fall 1999).

  • Peter Ward, Mexico City. (Revised second edition) H-LatAm.(Fall 1998).

  • “Sobre los pobres de la ciudad:” A Review of Henry Dietz’s Urban Poverty, Political Participation and the State: Lima 1970-1990. Revista Andina. (Fall 1998).

  • Consuelo López Springfield (ed.), Daughters of Caliban: Caribbean Women in the Twentieth Century. H-LatAm.(Spring 1998).


  • “Agustín Lara” (in) (on line encyclopedia based in the Dominican Republic). (2012).

  • “Agustín Lara,” (in) The Grove Dictionary of American Music. (2011).

  • “Danzón” and “José Alfredo Jiménez,” (in) Greenwood Encyclopedia on Latin Music. (2010).

  • “Borderlands Music,” “Radio,” “League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC),” “Louisiana Purchase,” “Manifest Destiny” “Mexican Diaspora,” “Monroe Doctrine,” “Francisco “Pancho” Villa,” “Teatro Campesino,” “U.S.-Mexican War,” “United Farmworkers of America,” “Environmentalism,” “Américo Paredes,” “Rio Grande/Río Bravo,” “Women of Ciudad Juárez and Chihuahua.” (in) Andrew Grant Wood (ed.), The U.S.-Mexico Border: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics. (2008).

  • “Conventillos.” (in) Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (2008).

  • “The Many Meanings of Mardi Gras,” “On the Origins of Carnival in Veracruz, Mexico,” “Julieta Venegas a Go Go,” “Mexico 1968,” ” Veracruz Blues,” “Culture Clash National Tour, “Decades of Resistance.” The Brooklyn Rail. (1998-2004).

  • “Jack London” and “Carnivals” (in) Joyce Duncan (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Sport in American Culture. ABC-Clio Books. (Winter 2000).

  • “Dorthea Dix: American Reformer,” (in) American National Biography. Oxford University Press. (Fall 1998).

  • “Agustín Lara,” (in) The Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society and Culture. Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. (Fall 1998).

Courses Taught

  • Latin America
  • Pirates and Piracy in the Atlantic World Atlantic World
  • Topics in American History
  • History of Ancient America
  • History Colloquium
  • Colonialism and Imperialism
  • First Seminar
  • History of Latin America Through Film
  • Music and Society in the Americas Through Film

Professional Affiliations

  • Latin American Studies Association