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Andres Resendez


  • Ph.D., History, University of Chicago, 1997
  • B.A., International Relations, el Colegio de México, Mexico City, 1992


Andrés Reséndez is a historian and author specializing in colonial Latin America, borderlands, and the Iberian world. 

Research Focus

Andrés Reséndez’s work has long been concerned with the dynamics of borderlands in North America, whether in terms of the emergence of ethnic or national identities or the prevalence of labor coercion and enslavement of indigenous peoples. He has also been interested in the earliest exploration of the Americas and the Pacific Ocean, and the role of technology in these early voyages of exploration. 

Selected Publications

  • Resendez, A. (2016) The Other Slavery, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Resendez, A. (2007) A Land So Strange, Basic Books
  • Resendez, A. (2005) Changing National Identities at the Frontier, Cambridge University Press


Andrés Reséndez teaches undergraduate courses on Latin America, Mexico, the history of food, as well as graduate-level seminars on colonial and 19th-century Latin America.