Michael Wood

Michael Wood



  • B.S., The University of Alabama
  • B.A., The University of Alabama
  • M.A., The University of Alabama
  • Ph.D., Texas Christian University


Faculty Research

  • U.S.-Latin American relations
  • Transnational encounters between the American South and Cuba in the 20th Century
  • Sport studies

Faculty Teaching

  • Football in American Culture
  • Sports in American Culture
  • American Sports in Film
  • U.S. History survey courses

Selected Publications


  • American Football and Cuba: Transnational Gridiron Clashes, 1899-1959 – in progress

Journal Articles

  • “Club Atlético de Cuba: American Football, Cuban National Identity, and Memory” – in progress
  • “‘Gators Making Merry in Cuba: The University of Florida Football Team in Havana, December 1912,” Florida Historical Quarterly 94 (Summer 2015): 68-91.

Book Reviews

  • Eleven book reviews for the Journal of Sport History, 2010-2018.
  • One book review for Sport in History, 2016.