Department of History

George Reid Andrews

  • Distinguished Professor


Latin America
Afro-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 American Studies: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Co-edited with Alejandro de la Fuente. Spanish-language edition; Portuguese-language edition.

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). Spanish-language edition.

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

Blacks and Whites in São Paulo, Brazil, 1888–1988 (University of Wisconsin Press, 1991). Portuguese-language edition.

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


Research Interests

I am currently working on two projects: a translation (in collaboration with Paulina Alberto, University of Michigan) of selected articles from the Afro-Latin American press; and a revised second edition of Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000 (2004). I also co-edit, with Alejandro de la Fuente (Harvard University) the Afro-Latin America Series at Cambridge University Press; Alejandro and I both welcome inquiries or proposals for book projects for that series.