Dr William Booth
Lecturer (Teaching) in Latin American History
Chair of Departmental Staff Student Consultative Committee(s)
Undergraduate Programme Director
Bill Booth is a Lecturer (Teaching) in Latin American History. He is a historian of Western Hemisphere lefts in the modern period, with a particular focus on socialists and communists in post-revolutionary Mexico. He also works on Cold War historiography and on transnational intellectual networks.
Bill did his PhD in London at the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London. From 2017-21 he was Lecturer in Modern History at St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. He previously taught at Warwick, LSE and Johns Hopkins (Bologna), as well as prior stints at UCL History in 2015-16 and 2019-21.
- "Rethinking Latin America's Cold War" in Historical Journal (2020)
- A Prehistory of Revolution: Latin American Lefts in the Early Cold War (Verso, forthcoming)
- “Hegemonic Nationalism, Subordinate Marxism: The Mexican Left, 1945–7,” in Journal of Latin American Studies (2017)
- “Mid-Century Communisms: A Schematic Approach?” in The International Newsletter of Communist Studies, XVIII (2012)
Media appearances/public engagement
Bill is a regular contributor on Latin American politics and history on LBC Radio. He is also host of the Radical Americas podcast, as well as editor of the Radical Americas Journal.