- Ph.D., History, University of Chicago, 1997
- B.A., International Relations, el Colegio de México, Mexico City, 1992
Andrés Reséndez grew up in Mexico City where he went into politics for a brief period and served as a consultant for historical soap operas. He has taught at Yale, the University of Helsinki, and UC Davis.
Reséndez specializes on early European exploration and colonization of the Americas, the U.S-Mexico border region, and the early history of the Pacific, particularly the pioneering voyages of discovery and the biological exchanges across the largest ocean on Earth.
- Reséndez, A. (2021) Conquering the Pacific: An Unknown Mariner and the Final Great Voyage of the Age of Discovery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Reséndez, A. (2016) The Other Slavery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
- Reséndez, A. (2007) A Land So Strange, Basic Books
- Reséndez, A. (2005) Changing National Identities at the Frontier, Cambridge University Press
Reséndez teaches undergraduate courses on Latin America, Mexico, and the history of food together with Sally McKee; and offers graduate seminars on colonial Latin America and Mexico.
2020-2021 Andrew Carnegie Fellowship for the Magellan Exchange project.
The Other Slavery was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and winner of the 2017 Bancroft Prize from Columbia University among other distinctions.