Andrew Wood PhD

Stanley Rutland Professor of American History Henry Kendall College of Arts & Sciences


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.

Ph.D., University of California, Davis
M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., Michigan State University

Most recent publication is a biography of Mexican popular composer Agustín Lara (Oxford U Press). Wood is currently writing a history of the Port of Veracruz

History, geography and culture of the Americas

The following may be selected publications rather than a comprehensive list.


Wood, Andrew. Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography. Oxford University Press, 2014. Print.

Wood, Andrew. Latin American Migrations to the U.S Heartland: Changing Social Landscapes in Middle America. University of Illinois University Press, 2013. Print.

Wood, Andrew. Sound, Media and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean. University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. Print.

Wood, Andrew. Holiday in Mexico: Essays on Tourism and Tourist Encounters. Duke University Press, 2010. Print.

Wood, Andrew. The U.S.-Mexico Border: An Encyclopedia of Culture and Politics. Greenwood Publishing Group, 2008. Print.

Wood, Andrew. On the Border: Society and Culture Between the U.S. and Mexico. SR Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2004. Print.

Wood, Andrew. Revolution in the Street: Women, Workers and Urban Protest in Veracruz, 1870-1927. SR Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2001. Print.

Book Chapters

Wood, Andrew. “El Movimiento Inquilinario De Veracruz.” Projecto Veracruz Biblioteca Milenio De Historia. Ed. José Ronzón et al. Milenio Publishers, 2014. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “‘Agustín Lara,’ ‘La Frontera,’ and ‘Olmec.’” Iconic Mexico: An Encyclopedia from Acapulco to Zócalo. Ed. Eric Zolov. ABC-CLIO, 2014. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “Que Viva La Reina Del Carnaval: Celebracionse Públicos y Discurso Posrevolucionario En Veracruz.” Cuadernos de Historia de America Latina (AHILA), 2010. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “Nationalizing the Bohemian: Mythogenesis and the Legacy of Agustín Lara.” Mexico Uncut: Masculinity, Space, Performance and Power in Modern Mexico. Ed. Anne Rubenstein and Victor Macias González. University of New Mexico Press, 2009. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “Adalberto Tejeda: Radicalism and Reaction in Revolutionary Veracruz.” Governors of the Revolution: Portraits in Courage and Conflict. Ed. William Beezley and Jurgen Buchenau. SR Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2008. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “Las Reinas Del Carnival En El Puerto De Veracruz, México.” Mujeres En Veracruz: Fragmentos De Una Historia. Ed. Fernanda Nuñez Becerra. Universidad de Veracruz, 2008. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “Pionera Postrevolucionaria:La Anarquista María Luisa Marín y El Movimiento De Inquilinos De Veracruz.” Hijos del Pueblo Press, 2007. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “Modernity and Mobilization: Politics and Culture in the Port of Veracruz, Mexico, 1880-1930.” El Golfo-Caribe y Sus Puertos, Siglos XVIII-XIX. Ed. Johanna Von Grafenstein. 2 vols. Instituto Mora/CONACYT, 2006. 441–482. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “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. Ed. Patience Schell. SR Books/Rowman and Littlefield, 2006. 151–164. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “The Public Romance of María Félix and Agustín Lara.” The Human Tradition in Mexico. Ed. Jeffrey Pilcher. SR Books, 2003. Print.

Wood, Andrew. “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. Ed. Ronn Pineo and James Baer. Westview Press, 1998. Print.

Book Review

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

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).

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

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

“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).

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

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

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

“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).

“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).


“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).

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

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

Latin American Studies Association

HIST 2213 Latin America
HIST 2413 Pirates and Piracy in the Atlantic World Atlantic World
HIST 2453 Music and Society in the Americas Through Film
HIST 2733 Colonialism and Imperialism
HIST 4833 Topics in Latin American History
HIST 7713 Readings in Comparative Social and Cultural History