Eric Zolov

Associate Professor, Latin American History, Ph.D. University of Chicago (1995)

Posts by Eric Zolov

Zolov as Guest on “Fresh Outlook” to Discuss US-Cuban Relations

Eric Zolov appeared as a guest specialist on the cable news program, “Fresh Outlook,” to discuss the removal of Cuba from the U.S. State Department’s list of sponsors of international terrorism.

Zolov on Fresh Outlook

Zolov on Cuba reforms in HuffPo

The recent announcement of diplomatic relations with Cuba inspired Prof. Eric Zolov to pen an op-ed, “Let’s Revisit Helms-Burton,” which appeared in the Huffington Post series “90 Miles: Rethinking the Future of U.S.-Cuban Relations.”

Curriculum Vitae
SBS N-331
Research Interests
Modern Latin America, U.S.-Latin American Relations, Popular Culture, Global 1960s
Scholarly Works

Iconic Mexico (ABC-CLIO, 2015; in press). General Editor.

The Last Good Neighbor: Mexico in the Global Sixties (book manuscript in progress).

Refried Elvis: The Rise of the Mexican Counterculture (Berkeley: University of California Press,1999).  (Spanish translation: Rebeldes con causa: La contracultural mexicana y la crisis del estado patriarcal [Mexico: Editorial Norma, 2002]).

Co-Edited Books

Deborah Pacini-Hernandez, Héctor Fernández L’Hoeste, and Eric Zolov, eds.  Rockin’ Las Américas: The Global Politics of Rock in Latin/o America(Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2004).

Gilbert Joseph, Anne Rubenstein, and Eric Zolov, eds.  Fragments of a Golden Age: The Politics of Culture in Mexico Since 1940 (Duke University Press, 2001). 

Robert Holden and Eric Zolov, eds.  Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000; second ed., 2010).

Selected Articles 

"Latin America in the Global Sixties" (Introduction to Special Issue, "Latin America in the Global Sixties," The Americas 70:3 (January 2014): 349-62.

“La juventud se impone: Rebelión cultural y los temores de los mayores en México 1968,” De/Rota 1:2 (2009): 1-7.

“Expanding our Conceptual Horizons: The Shift from an Old to a New Left in Latin America,” A Contracorriente 5:2  (Winter 2008): 47-73.

“The Graphic Satire of Mexico’s Jorge Carreño and the Politics of Presidentialism During the 1960s,” Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina 17:1 (2006): 13-38.

“Showcasing the ‘Mexico of Tomorrow’: Mexico and the 1968 Olympics,” The Americas 61:2 (October 2004): 159-88.

“Toward an Analytical Framework for Assessing the Impact of the 1968 Student Movement on U.S.-Mexican Relations," Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies 9:2 (December 2003): 41-68.

"Rebeldismo in the Revolutionary Family: Rock 'n' Roll's Early Confrontations with State and Society in Mexico," Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies 6:2 (November 1997): 201-16.

Selected Chapters in Edited Volumes

“Between Bohemianism and a Revolutionary Rebirth: Che Guevara in Mexico” in Paulo Drinot,ed., Che’s Travels: The Making of a Revolutionary in 1950s Latin America (Duke University Press, 2010).

“Mexico’s Rock Counterculture (La Onda) in Historical Perspective and Memory” in Karen Dubinsky, Catherine Krull, Susan Lord, Sean Mills, and Scott Rutherford, eds., New World Coming: The Sixties and the Shaping of Global Consciousness (Toronto: Between the Lines, 2009).

¡Cuba sí, yanquis no!: The Sacking of the Instituto Cultural México-Norteamericano in Morelia, Michoacán, 1961,” in Gilbert Joseph and Daniela Spenser, eds., In From the Cold: Latin America’s New Encounter with Cold War Studies (Durham: Duke University Press, 2007).

"Discovering a Land 'Mysterious and Obvious': The Renarrativizing of Post-Revolutionary Mexico," in Gilbert Joseph, Anne Rubenstein, and Eric Zolov, eds., Fragments of a Golden Age: The Politics of Popular Culture in Mexico Since 1940 (Durham: Duke University Press, 2001).

"Protest and Counterculture in the 1968 Student Movement in Mexico" in Gerard DeGroot, ed., Reading, Writing, Revolution: Student Protest Since 1960 (London: Addison Wesley Longman, 1998).

Selected Public Media

Appearance on Fresh Outlook news program to discuss US-Cuba relations, April 2015

"Let's Revisit Helms-Burton," Huffington Post, January 2015.

"Shakers and Mockers: Uruguay's Place in Latin Rock History," Alt.Latino, July 2011.

"Traffic Sound: Peruvian Protest Psychedelia," Alt.Latino, May 2011.

"Los Jaivas: How the Band Tried to Mend a Broken Chile in the 1970s," Alt.Latino, March 2011.

"Cuban Rock and the Revolution (Part II)," Alt.Latino, March 2011.

"Cuban Rock and the Revolution (Part I)," Alt.Latino, January 2011.

"From the Vault: Why Sing it in English? (Part II)," Alt.Latino, January 2011.

"From the Vault: Why Sing it in English? (Part I)," Alt.Latino, November 2010.

"A Chance for the U.S. to Renew Ties to Mexico," Philadelphia Inquirer, April 2009.