Michael Wood


Faculty Education


B.S., University of Alabama

B.A., University of Alabama

M.A., University if Alabama

Ph.D. (ABD), Texas Christian University

Faculty Research

Areas of Study:

U.S.-Latin American Relations; Transnational Encounters between the U.S. South and Cuba in the 20th Century; Sport Studies

Faculty Teaching

Courses taught:

Football in American CultureSports in American Culture, American Sports in Film, and U.S. History survey courses

Faculty 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.