Henderson, Timothy

TitleDistinguished Research Professor and Department Chair
DepartmentHistory & World Languages & Cultures
Office HoursMon.-Fri 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Office Location345 Liberal Arts


Dr. Tim Henderson joined the Department of History during the fall of 1996, after teaching at Yale University. He specializes in the history of Latin America, with particular emphasis on nineteenth and twentieth century Mexico and U.S.-Latin American relations. His books include The Worm in the Wheat: Rosalie Evans and Agrarian Struggle in the Puebla-Tlaxcala Valley of Mexico, 1906-1927 (Duke, 1998); The Mexico Reader: History, Culture, Politics (co-edited with Gilbert M. Joseph, Duke, 2002); A Glorious Defeat: Mexico and its War with the United States (Hill & Wang, 2007); and The Mexican Wars for Independence (Hill & Wang). His latest book is Beyond Borders: A History of Mexican Migration to the United States (Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). His current research involves U.S.-Mexican relations during the Cold War.


EducationPh.D. (1994) University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A. (1987) University of Texas, Austin
B.A. (1980) University of Texas, Austin