Andrew "Drew" Konove, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of History
I grew up in New York and Massachusetts and moved to Texas to start work at UTSA as an assistant professor in 2014. I have lived in both San Antonio and Austin, where I currently reside with my partner. My research and teaching focus on the urban history of Mexico and Latin America. I first became interested in Mexican history listening to the stories my grandmother told about growing up in Mexico City in the 1920s and 1930s. Her family had emigrated to Mexico from the Soviet Union after the Russian Revolution of 1917 before eventually moving to Oklahoma and then New York City. I speak Spanish and have lived in Spain and Mexico and have spent time in Brazil. I love to travel. Two recent trips that I’ve especially enjoyed were to Acadia National Park in Maine and the Buffalo National River in Arkansas. Big Bend National Park in West Texas is one of my favorite destinations. I enjoy spy movies, and my favorite TV shows are 30 Rock and Schitt’s Creek. Prior to joining UTSA, I worked for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C., and the City of New York, where I was an analyst in the Mayor’s Office of Appointments. In addition to spending time outdoors, I enjoy volunteering on political campaigns in my free time.
Traveling as an LGBTQ+ person
Being LGBTQ+ in the workplace
Living in a new city