Author Archives: Stephen Andes

About Stephen Andes

Associate professor of Latin American history, Louisiana State University. I received my doctorate from Oxford University in 2010. I study Mexican history and pop culture. My latest project is Zorro.

Catholic Forum Podcast: Mysterious Sofia

Doing an interview for radio (which is then made into a podcast) was an interesting experience. Luckily, it wasn’t live so there was still a possibility that my flubs could be edited out. Here’s the link! Catholic Forum Podcast: Mysterious Sofia

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Latinx Conversations Podcast

I had the privilege of speaking with the guys at the Latinx Conversations Podcast. We talked about my new book, The Mysterious Sofia, as well as culture, history, and representation. It was great fun. Check it out on Spotify, iTunes, … Continue reading

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Goodreads Giveaway! The Mysterious Sofia

Goodreads Book Giveaway The Mysterious Sofía by Stephen J.C. Andes Giveaway ends November 20, 2019. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

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Podcast Interview–Catholic Forum

Yesterday, I had the distinct pleasure of speaking via telephone with Bob Krebs. Bob is the host of the Catholic Forum radio show and podcast. It was great fun. Bob and I talked about my new book, The Mysterious Sofia: One … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Sofia–Book Trailer

The book trailer for The Mysterious Sofia has dropped. University of Nebraska Press: Pre-order it today!

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Zorro’s Masked History of Rape

As Zorro turns 100, a look at the Portland, Oregon years of Johnston McCulley, Alias Convicted Rapist. Johnston McCulley (1883–1958), right. Writer and creator of the pop culture icon known as Zorro. There are many legends behind the mask of Zorro. … Continue reading

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50% Off Pre-Order Sale on The Mysterious Sofia

The University of Nebraska Press is offering a 50% off sale on my book! Click the cover image above and put the code 6SPLA in at checkout! Offer ends May 31, 2019.

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NBC’s Timeless Visits Joaquin Murrieta, Inspiration for Zorro.

In the Series Finale, the Time Team Meets the Gold Rush Bandit The NBC show Timeless follows a group of time travelers who are desperately trying to stop a shadowy organization named Rittenhouse from changing history for the worse. In … Continue reading

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The Mysterious Sofia is Available for Pre-Order!

The Mysterious Sofia: One Woman’s Mission to Save Catholicism in Twentieth-Century Mexico (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2019).

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Who Was America’s First Superhero?

Before Superman, before Batman, before Wonder Woman there was Zorro. And Zorro was the product of Latinx culture. Superman first appeared in Action Comics #1 in April 1938. Batman first started skulking around Gotham in 1939. Wonder Woman flew in from mythical Themyscira in 1941. … Continue reading

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