Eric Zolov

Associate Professor, Latin American History, Ph.D. University of Chicago (1995)
Curriculum Vitae
SBS N-331
Research Interests
Modern Latin America, U.S.-Latin American Relations, Popular Culture, Global 1960s
Scholarly Works

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).



“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.


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).