Assistant Professor Tony Wood
Assistant Professor
Modern Latin America

Muenzinger D140-G

W 11:00 AM-12:00 PM / 2:00-3:00 PM 

Tony Wood specializes in the political and social history of modern Latin America.

Tony Wood earned his PhD at New York University in 2020, and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in Latin American Studies at Princeton from 2020–2022. His research focuses on how the Latin American radical left thought about race, class, nation, and empire in the interwar period, and traces connections between Mexico, Cuba, and the Soviet Union.

His dissertation received the NYU History Department’s Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2020–21. An article based on his research in Cuba and in the Comintern archives, titled “Another Country: Cuban Communism and Black Self-Determination, 1932–36” will be published in the Hispanic American Historical Review in November 2022.

Prof. Wood initially trained as a specialist on Russia and the former Soviet Union, earning a BA from the University of Cambridge (UK) and an MA from University College London. He is the author of Chechnya: The Case for Independence (2007) and Russia without Putin: Money, Power and the Myths of the New Cold War (2018). He was deputy editor of New Left Review from 2007 to 2014 and is a member of its editorial board. He has written on a range of subjects for the London Review of Books, n+1, The Nation, and the Guardian (UK), among other outlets.

 Prof. Wood is not currently accepting M.A. or PhD students, but is happy to serve on graduate dissertation committees related to Latin American history.