School of Arts and Sciences
Stephen Andes, D.Phil.
Professor of History
D.Phil, Oxford

M.A., Portland State University


Dr. Andes comes to Bushnell after teaching for the last decade at Louisiana State University and is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles.  His research and teaching fields include Latin American history (especially Mexico and Chile), global studies, and the history of Christianity. His interests extend to comics and animation studies as well as creative writing.  Dr. Andes is eager to contribute his expertise and passion to Christian Higher Ed–and is already actively plotting ways to make history the most popular major at Bushnell. His hobbies include chasing his three kids around a soccer field, and consistently coming in last place when playing Super Mario Party.



  • Chasing Speedy: The Secret History of America’s Fastest Cartoon Mouse (Manuscript complete)
  • Zorro’s Shadow: How a Mexican Legend Became America’s First Superhero (Chicago Review Press, 2020)
  • The Mysterious Sofia: One Woman’s Mission to Save Catholicism in Twentieth-Century Mexico (University of Nebraska Press, 2019)
  • Local Church, Global Church: Catholic Activism in Latin America from Rerum Novarum to Vatican II (ed. with Julia Young) (Catholic University of America Press, 2016)
  • The Vatican and Catholic Activism in Mexico and Chile: The Politics of Transnational Catholicism (Oxford University Press, 2014)