Associate Professor, Department of History
Office: 3209 Social Sciences and Humanities Building
- Latin America
Andrés Résendez received his degree in History from University of Chicago. His main academic interests revolve around exploration of the Americas, colonization, the construction of ethnic and national identities in North America, borderlands, and Mexico’s history among others.
His first book, Changing National Identities at the Frontier (Cambridge University Press, 2005), explores how Spanish-speakers, Native Americans, and Anglo-American settlers living in Texas and New Mexico came to think of themselves as members of one ethnic/national community or another. His other book, A Land So Strange (Basic Books, 2007), looks at North America at the dawn of European colonization and through the eyes of the last four survivors of a disastrous expedition to Florida in the 1520s. A forthcoming book, The Other Slavery (under contract with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) will explore the enslavement of indigenous peoples in North America from the time of Columbus to 1900.
Relevant Research for the Migration Research Cluster
- Reséndez, Andrés, “National Identity on a Shifting Border: Texas and New Mexico in the Age of Transition, 1821–1848.” The Journal of American History (2014).
- Reséndez Andrés, Kemp, Brian M., and Ripan S. Malhi, et al., “Evaluating the Farming/Language Dispersal Hypothesis with generic variation exhibited by populations in the Southwest and Mesoamerica” in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107 (2010), 6759-6764.
- Reséndez, Andrés, Malhi, Ripan S., Angelica Gonzales-Oliver,et al., “Distribution of Y chromosomes among native North Americans: A study of Athapaskan population history.”American Journal of Physical Anthropology 137 (2008), 412-424.
- Reséndez, Andrés, “Política trasnacional entre Texas y Tamaulipas en el siglo XIX o las pericpecias del general José María de Jesús Carvajal.” El territorio disputado en la guerra de 1846-1848(2007).
- Reséndez, Andrés and Brian M. Kemp, “Genetics and the History of Latin America.” Duke University Press 85 (2005), 283-298.
- Andrés Reséndez, Brian M. Kemp, et al., “An Analysis of Ancient Aztec mtDNA from Tlatelolco: Pre-Columbian Relations and the Spread of Uto-Aztecan” in Biomolecular Archaeology: Genetic Approaches to the Past, edited by David M. Reed. Southern Illinois University Press (2005), 22-39.