Andrew Kellett earned his Masters’ degree in Irish history from University College Dublin in 2003, and his doctorate in modern European history in 2008 from the University of Maryland-College Park. He is currently an assistant professor of history at Harford Community College (Bel Air, MD), where he teaches courses on Western civilization, global history, and the history of the Middle East. At the University of Maryland-College Park, he teaches courses on the history of rock ‘n’ roll and the Devil in the Western imagination.
His research and teaching specialties include trans-Atlantic cultural exchange, the impact of social and economic networks on cultural creativity, the use of myth and ritual in political culture, and expressions of masculinity in popular culture. His article, “Born in Chicago: The Impact of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band on the British Blues Network,” appeared in the edited collection, Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities (University Press of Mississippi, 2012). His first monograph, Fathers and Sons: American Blues and British Rock Music, 1960-1970, is forthcoming from the University of Michigan Press.