Department of History

George Reid Andrews

  • Distinguished Professor


Latin America
Comparative Race


Colonial and Modern Latin America
Afro-Latin America
Race in Latin America 
State and Society in Latin America
U.S.-Latin American Relations

Education & Training

  • BA, History, Dartmouth College, 1972
  • MA, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974
  • PhD, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978

Representative Publications

Afro-Latin America: Black Lives, 1600-2000 (Harvard University Press, 2016)

Blackness in the White Nation: A History of Afro-Uruguay (University of North Carolina Press, 2010)

Afro-Latin America, 1800–2000 (Oxford University Press, 2004)

The Social Construction of Democracy, coedited with Herrick Chapman (Macmillan and New York University Press, 1995)

Blacks and Whites in São Paulo, Brazil, 1888–1988 (University of Wisconsin Press, 1991)

The Afro-Argentines of Buenos Aires, 1800–1900 (University of Wisconsin Press, 1980)


Research Interests

  • Coeditor (with Alejandro de la Fuente), Cambridge University Press Afro-Latin America Series
  • Coeditor (with Alejandro de la Fuente), Cambridge Companion to Afro-Latin American Studies