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Professor Will Fowler

Professor Will FowlerContact Information

wmf1@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone: 01334 462964
Office: Quad 33

Module surgery hours:
Tue 11-12, Wed 10-11

Full research profile

Research and Teaching

Professor Will Fowler was born and grew up in Barcelona, Spain, and came to Britain in 1985 to study Drama and Spanish at the University of Bristol. He stayed on in Bristol to complete a PhD thesis on an aspect of nineteenth-century Mexican political history, spending a year carrying out archival research in Mexico City (1990-91). He worked as a lecturer in Spanish at Leicester Polytechnic (subsequently renamed De Montfort University) for four years before joining the University of St Andrews in 1995. Professor of Spanish since 2006, he is currently Head of the School of Modern Languages. He is the author of Mexico in the Age of Proposals, 1821-1853 (Westport, CT: 1998), Tornel and Santa Anna, The Writer and the Caudillo (Westport, CT: 2000), Latin America since 1780 (London, 2002; 2nd edition, 2008; 3rd edition, 2016), Santa Anna of Mexico (Lincoln, NE: 2007) (translated into Spanish as Santa Anna by the Universidad Veracruzana [2010; reprint 2011] and by Planeta [due to come out in September 2017]), and Independent Mexico. The Pronunciamiento in the Age of Santa Anna, 1821-1858 (Lincoln, NE: 2016). He has published numerous articles and edited thirteen volumes on Mexican and Latin American political history. Having coordinated a three-year AHRC-funded project on the dynamics and culture of the Mexican pronunciamiento (1821-76) (2007-2010), he is currently completing two edited volumes, one with Dr Marcela Terrazas (UNAM) on British-Mexican relations in the nineteenth century, and another with Dr Pedro Santoni (California State University at San Bernardino) on the “forgotten” post-Mexican-U.S. War years 1848-53. His next major research project is to focus on the Mexican Civil War of the Reforma (1857-61) and the biographies of conservative generals Tomás Mejía and Miguel Miramón. He teaches on the core undergraduate modules in the Department of Spanish, and coordinates two specialised options: SP1030 Introduction to Modern Latin America and SP3138 Mexico in the Nineteenth Century. At a postgraduate level he is, at present, supervising three PhD students, coordinates the professional skills ML5004 module, and contributes to the School's Master Mundus programme.

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PhD Supervision

Isabelle Gribomont, Julia Hieske, Erika Madrigal Hernández

Publications

Independent Mexico. The Pronunciamiento in the Age of Santa Anna, 1821-1858
Fowler, W. 1 Jan 2016 Lincoln, NE. & London: University of Nebraska Press. (The Mexican Experience)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Latin America since 1780 3rd Edition
Fowler, W. 2016 London & New York: Routledge. (Modern History for Modern Languages)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Celebrating Insurrection: The Commemoration and Representation of the Nineteenth-Century Mexican Pronunciamiento
Fowler, W. (ed.) 2012 Lincoln, NE. & London: University of Nebraska Press. 303 p. (The Mexican Experience)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciados: The Politics of Insurrection in Nineteenth-Century Mexico
Fowler, W. (ed.) 2012 Lincoln, NE. & London: University of Nebraska Press. (The Mexican Experience)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Santa Anna
Fowler, W. 2010 Xalapa, Veracruz (Mexico): Universidad Veracruzana. 534 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Forceful Negotiations: The Origins of the Pronunciamiento in Nineteenth-Century Mexico
Fowler, W. (ed.) 2010 Lincoln, NE. & London: University of Nebraska Press. 308 p. (The Mexican Experience)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Gobernantes mexicanos, Tomo II: 1911-2000
Fowler, W. 2008 Fondo de Cultura Económica. 563 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Latin America since 1780. Second edition
Fowler, W. 2008 Hodder Education. 178 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Gobernantes mexicanos, Tomo I: 1821-1910
Fowler, W. 2008 Fondo de Cultura Económica. 488 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Santa Anna of Mexico
Fowler, W. 2007 University of Nebraska Press. 501 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America
Fowler, W. & Lambert, P. 2006 Palgrave Macmillan. 244 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Presidentes mexicanos Tomo II (1911-2000)
Fowler, W. 2004 Instituto Nacional de Estudios Históricos de la Revolución Mexicana.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Presidentes mexicanos Tomo I (1824-1911)
Fowler, W. 2004 Instituto Nacional de Estudios Históricos de la Revolución Mexicana.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Latin America 1800 - 2000
Fowler, W. 2002 Hodder Headline (incl Arnold).
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Tornel and Santa Anna: The Writer and the Caudillo (Mexico 1795-1853)
Fowler, W. 2000 Greenwood Press. 308 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

El conservadurismo mexicano en el siglo XIX (1810 - 1910)
Fowler, W. & Morales Moreno, H. 1999 Puebla: Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. 338 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Mexico in the Age of Proposals, 1821-1853.
Fowler, W. 1998 Greenwood Press. 344 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Ideologues and Ideologies in Latin America
Fowler, W. 1997 Greenwood Press.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Authoritarianism in Latin America Since Independence
Fowler, W. 1996 Greenwood Press.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Military Political Identity and Reformism in Independent Mexico. An Analysis of the 'Memorias de Guerra' (1821-1855)
Fowler, W. 1996 Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. 55 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

El México de los años de la intervención estadounidense y de la posguerra (1846-1856)
Fowler, W. 2016 El México profundo en la gran década de desesperanza (1846-1856). Buve, R. & Falcón, R. (eds.). Mexico City: Ediciones de Educación y Cultura, p. 15-36 22 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Texan Revolution of 1835-36 and Early Mexican Nationalism
Fowler, W. 2015 Contested Empire. Rethinking the Texas Revolution. Haynes, S. & Saxon, G. (eds.). College Station: Texas A&M University Press, p. 97-137 41 p. (Walter Prescott Webb Memorial Lecture Series)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rafael del Riego and the Spanish Origins of the Nineteenth-Century Mexican Pronunciamiento
Fowler, W. 2013 Connections after Colonialism: Europe and Latin America in the 1820s. Brown, M. & Paquette, G. (eds.). Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, p. 46-63 18 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

"As Empty a Piece of Gasconading Stuff As I Have Ever Read:" The Pronunciamiento Through Foreign Eyes
Fowler, W. 2012 Celebrating Insurrection. The Commemoration and Representation of the Nineteenth-Century Mexican Pronunciamiento. Lincoln, NE. & London: University of Nebraska Press, p. 247-272 26 p. (The Mexican Experience)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Introduction: The Damned and the Venerated: The Memory, Commemoration and Representation of the Nineteenth-Century Mexican Pronunciamiento
Fowler, W. 2012 Celebrating Insurrection. The Commemoration and Representation of the Nineteenth-Century Mexican Pronunciamiento. Fowler, W. (ed.). Lincoln, NE. & London: University of Nebraska Press, p. xvii-xlii 26 p. (The Mexican Experience)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Pronunciamientos of Antonio López de Santa Anna, 1821-1867
Fowler, W. 2012 Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciados: The Politics of Insurrection in Nineteenth-Century Mexico. Fowler, W. (ed.). Lincoln, Ne. & London: University of Nebraska Press, p. 205-235 31 p. (The Mexican Experience)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

"Introduction: Understanding Individual and Collective Insurrectionary Action in Independent Mexico, 1821-1876"
Fowler, W. 2012 Malcontents, Rebels, and Pronunciados: The Politics of Insurrection in Nineteenth-Century Mexico. Fowler, W. (ed.). Lincoln, NE. & London: University of Nebraska Press, p. xvii-xxxvi 20 p. (The Mexican Experience)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Entre la legalidad y la legitimidad: Elecciones, pronunciamientos, y la voluntad general de la nación, 1821-1857
Fowler, W. 2010 Las elecciones y el gobierno representativo en México (1810-1910). Aguilar Rivera , J. A. (ed.). Mexico City: Fondo de Cultura Económica, p. 95-120 26 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Santa Anna y el Plan de San Luis Potosí, 1823
Fowler, W. 2009 Capítulos de la historia de San Luis Potosí, siglos XVI a XX. Salazar Mendoza, F. D. M. & Ruiz Medrano, C. R. (eds.). Archivo Histórico de San Luis Potosí/Universidad Autónoma de San Luis Potosí, p. 137-160
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

La solución desesperada: el monarquismo renuente de Antonio López de Santa Anna (1853-1864)
Fowler, W. 2008 Experiencias republicanas y monárquicas en México, América Latina y Espana. Siglos XIX y XX. Landavazo, M. A. & Sánchez Andrés, A. (eds.). p. 349-377
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

La tercera y cuarta presidencia de Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (1841-1844)
Fowler, W. 2008 Gobernantes mexicanos, Tomo I: 1821-1910. Fowler, W. M. (ed.). Fondo de Cultura Económica, p. 159-184
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Introduccion. El presidencialismo en Mexico
Fowler, W. 2008 Gobernantes mexicanos, Tomo I y Tomo II. Fowler, W. M. (ed.). Fondo de Cultura Económica, p. 13-25
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Mexico
Fowler, W. 2008 Nations and Nationalism: A Global Historical Overview. Volume 1. 1770-1880. Herb, G. H. & Kaplan, D. H. (eds.). ABC-CLIO, p. 344-357
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

La hispanofóbica hispanofilia de Antonio López de Santa Anna (México, 1794-1876)
Fowler, W. 2007 Imágenes e imaginarios sobre España en México, siglos XIX y XX. Sánchez Andrés, A., Pérez Vejo, T. & Landavazo, M. A. (eds.). Porrua, p. 1-34
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Los placeres y pesares de Antonio López de Santa Anna (1794-1876)
Fowler, W. 2007 Gozos y sufrimientos en la historia de Mexico.. Gonzalbo Aizpuru, P. & Zarate Toscano, V. (eds.). El Colegio de Mexico, p. 261-288
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Children of the Chingada
Fowler, W. 2006 Political Violence and the Construction of National Identity in Latin America. Fowler, W. & Lambert, P. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 1-18
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Spanish American Revolutions of Independence
Fowler, W. 2006 Revolutionary movements in world history: from 1750 to the present. DeFronzo, J. V. (ed.). ABC-CLIO, Vol. 3, p. 810-824
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Introducción: el presidencialismo en México
Fowler, W. & Fowler, W. (ed.) 2004 Presidentes mexicanos. Instituto Nacional de Estudios Históricos de la Revolución Mexicana
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Santa Anna: 'el hombre visible por excelencia' (México, 1821-1855)
Fowler, W., Chust, M. (ed.) & Minguez, V. (ed.) 2003 La construcción del héroe en España y México, 1775-1847.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Civil Conflict in Independent Mexico, 1821 - 1857: an Overview
Fowler, W. & Earle, R. (ed.) 2000 Rumours of Wars: Civil Conflict in Nineteenth-Century Latin America. p. 49-86
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Carlos María de Bustamante: un tradicionalista liberal
Fowler, W., Fowler, W. (ed.) & Morales Moreno, H. (ed.) 1999 El conservadurismo mexicano en el siglo XIX (1810 - 1910). p. 59-85
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Introducción: una (re)definición del conservadurismo mexicano del siglo diecinueve
Fowler, W., Morales Moreno, H., Fowler, W. (ed.) & Morales Moreno, H. (ed.) 1999 El conservadurismo mexicano en el siglo XIX (1810 - 1910). p. 11-36
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

El pensamiento político de los moderados, 1838 - 1850: el proyecto de Mariano Otero
Fowler, W., Connaughton, B. (ed.) & Pérez Toledo, C. I. Y. S. (ed.) 1999 Construcción de la legitimidad política en México. p. 275-300
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

El pensamiento político de los santanistas, 1821 - 1855
Fowler, W. & Serrano Ortega, L. J. Y. J. A. (ed.) 1998 Historia y nación Vol II Política y diplomacia en el siglo xix mexicano. p. 183-226
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Stressing the importance of ideological discourse
Fowler, W. & Fowler, W. (ed.) 1997 Ideologues and Ideologies Latin America. p. 1-10
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Repeated Rise of General Antonio López de Santa Anna in the so-called 'Age of Chaos' (Mexico, 1821-1855)
Fowler, W. & Fowler, W. (ed.) 1996 Authoritarianism Latin America Since Independence. Greenwood Press, p. 1-30
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Santa Anna and His Legacy
Fowler, W. 2 Apr 2015 The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latin American History
Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

In Memoriam Michael Costeloe (1939-2011)
Fowler, W. 2012 In : The Americas. p. 593-597 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

El pronunciamiento mexicano del siglo XIX: Hacia una nueva tipología
Fowler, W. Jul 2009 In : Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea de México. 38, p. 5-34 30 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

British Perceptions of Mid-Nineteenth Century Mexican Society: The Topos of the Bandit in Madame Calderón de la Barca´s Life in Mexico (1843)
Fowler, W. Jan 2007 In : Septentrión. 1, 1, p. 64-87
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

All the President's Women: The Wives of General Antonio López de Santa Anna in 19th Century Mexico
Fowler, W. Mar 2005 In : Feminist Review. 79, 1, p. 52-68 17 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Joseph Welsh: A British Santanista (Mexico, 1832)
Fowler, W. Feb 2004 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 36, 1, p. 29-56 28 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fiestas santanistas: la celebración de Santa Anna en la villa de Xalapa, 1821-1855
Fowler, W. Oct 2002 In : Historia Mexicana. 52, 2, p. 391-447 57 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

La revuelta del 2 de diciembre de 1822: una perspectiva regional
Fowler, W. & Ortiz Escamilla, J. 2000 In : Historias. 47, p. 19-37
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Las propiedades veracruzanas de Santa Anna
Fowler, W. 2000 In : Memorias de la Academia Mexicana de la Historia, Mexico. XLIII, p. 63-92
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Goatsuckers, Guerrillas and Democracy: Mexico in the 1990s
Fowler, W. Mar 1999 In : Vida Hispánica. 19, p. 12-16
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Valentín Gómez Farías: Perceptions of Radicalism in Independent Mexico, 1821-1847
Fowler, W. 1996 In : Bulletin of Latin American Research. 15, 1 (January), p. 39-62
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Introduction: The Forgotten Century, 1810-1910
Fowler, W. 1996 In : Bulletin of Latin American Research. 15, 1 (January), p. 1-6
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dreams of Stability: Mexican Political Thought During the 'Forgotten Years'. An Analysis of the Beliefs of the Creole Intelligentsia (1821-1853)
Fowler, W. 1995 In : Bulletin of Latin American Research. 14, 3 (September), p. 287-312
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Absent from the universe: Reflections on the latin american political thought in the era of national construction, 1821-1850
Fowler, W. Nov 2014 In : HAHR -Hispanic American Historical Review. 94, 4, p. 702-704 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

'We are now the true Spaniards': sovereignty, revolution, independence, and the emergence of the federal republic of Mexico, 1808-1824
Fowler, W. May 2014 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 46, 2, p. 425-427 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Adventuring through Spanish colonies: Simon Bolivar, foreign mercenaries and the birth of new nations
Fowler, W. Aug 2008 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 40, p. 578-579 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Revolution, independence and new nations of America
Fowler, W. Apr 2008 In : The Americas. 64, p. 637-639 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Heroes
Fowler, W. Feb 2008 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 40, p. 143-145 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

'Intersected identities'. Strategies of visualization in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Mexican culture
Fowler, W. 2008 In : History of Photography. 32, p. 204-206 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Invention of the mexican political system: form of government and governability in XIXth century Mexico
Fowler, W. May 2006 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 38, p. 446-448 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The legacy of Vicente Guerrero, Mexico's first Black Indian president
Fowler, W. Jan 2004 In : Bulletin of Hispanic Studies. 81, p. 134-134 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Latin America in the middle period, 1750-1929
Fowler, W. Nov 2003 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 35, p. 909-910 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The liberal cloak: Emergency powers in Mexico, 1821-1876
Fowler, W. Nov 2003 In : Hispanic American Historical Review. 83, p. 759-760 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

On the Mexicanization of the Second Empire: Political symbols of the imperialists
Fowler, W. Aug 2003 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 35, p. 636-638 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Born in blood and fire: A concise history of Latin American
Fowler, W. May 2003 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 35, p. 397-398 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Porfirio Diaz
Fowler, W. Nov 2002 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 34, p. 965-966 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Vagrants and citizens: Politics and the masses in Mexico City from colony to republic
Fowler, W. Oct 2002 In : The Americas. 59, 2, p. 274-276 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Texas by Teran: The diary kept by General Manuel de Mier y Teran on his 1828 inspection of Texas
Fowler, W. Nov 2001 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 33, p. 882-883 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Politics of dissent - The debate over monarchism (Mexico, 1848-1850)...uncertainties of liberalism
Fowler, W. Aug 2001 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 33, p. 622-623 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

A concise history of Mexico
Fowler, W. Feb 2001 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 33, p. 171-172 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Wealth and power in provincial Mexico: Michoacan from the late colony to the revolution
Fowler, W. Sep 2000 In : English Historical Review. 115, p. 996-997 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The moderate liberalism in Mexico, 1852-1864
Fowler, W. Oct 1999 In : The Americas. 56, 2, p. 304-305 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Forging Mexico, 1821-1835
Fowler, W. Jun 1999 In : Historical Journal. 42, p. 591-593 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The origins of Mexican national politics, 1808-1847
Fowler, W. Feb 1999 In : Journal of Latin American Studies. 31, p. 195-196 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Ideas and ideologies in twentieth-century Latin America
Fowler, W. Oct 1998 In : Modern Language Review. 93, p. 1139-1140 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

The Liberal Origins of Mexican Conservatism, 1821 - 1832
Fowler, W. 1997
Research output: Other contribution

The Mexican Press and the Collapse of Representative Government During the Presidential Elections of 1828
Fowler, W. 1996
Research output: Other contribution