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Andrew Kellett

Associate Professor History


Professor Kellett joined the HCC community in 2008, the same year as he earned in PhD in modern European history. His teaching focuses on making history interesting and accessible, by presenting historical figures as real people with real problems. He is interested in the impact of ideas and money on cultural creativity, and how myth and opinion have been used to shape how we "use" history in political debates.


  • BA – Ohio University-Athens
  • MA – University College Dublin
  • PhD – University of Maryland-College Park

Research Interests

  • 19th and 20th British Cultural and Intellectual History
  • History of the Anglo-American Relationship
  • History of Popular Music


Kellett, A. (2017) The British Blues Network: Adoption, Emulation, and Creativity. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Kellett, A. (2012) “Born in Chicago: The Impact of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band on the British Blues Network.” In Neil Wynn and Jill Terry, eds. Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press.

Courses Taught

  • HIST 101: Western Civilization I
  • HIST 102: Western Civilization II
  • HIST 109: World History I
  • HIST 110: World History II
  • HIST 202: 20th Century History
  • HIST 214: History of the Middle East
  • HIST 218: History of the British Isles
  • HUM 214: The Devil in the Western Imagination


  • History