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School of
History and Social Sciences

Andrew C. McKevitt

Andrew C. Mckevitt
Assistant Professor of History

Classes taught:

HIST 102 -- World History since 1500
HIST 201 -- U.S. History to 1877
HIST 402 -- U.S. Foreign Relations 
HIST 410 -- Modern Russia
HIST 467 -- U.S. since the 1960s 
HIST 490 -- Modern Japan
HIST 495 -- Consumerism in U.S. History
HIST 495 -- U.S. and the World since 9/11 
HIST 528 -- U.S. Foreign Relations (graduate seminar) 
HNRS 204 -- Foundations of American Civilization

Research Interests:

U.S. foreign relations, postwar U.S. cultural history, postwar Japan, globalization, consumerism


Selected publications: 
Consuming Japan: Popular Culture and the Globalizing of America (under contract, University of North Carolina Press).
"'Watching War Made Us Immune': Popular Culture and the Wars," in Beth Bailey and Richard Immerman, eds., Understanding the U.S. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (NYU Press, 2015)."'You Are Not Alone!': Anime and the Globalizing of America," Diplomatic History, November 2010 (winner of the 2011 Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations).

Drew McKevitt joined the Department of History in 2012. He received the Ph.D. from Temple University in 2009. Before arriving at Louisiana Tech he served as the Hollybush Fellow in Cold War History at Rowan University and as a visiting assistant professor of history at Philadelphia University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of U.S. foreign relations, the postwar United States, modern Russia, and modern Japan. 

Dr. McKevitt's research focuses on U.S. cultural relations in the postwar era. His current book manuscript, Consuming Japan: Popular Culture and the Globalizing of America, under contract with the University of North Carolina Press, is a history of U.S.-Japan relations in the 1970s and 1980s told through the lens of consumerism in the United States. He was the recipient of the 2011 Stuart L. Bernath Scholarly Article Prize, which was awarded by the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations for the year's best article in the field. The article, "'You Are Not Alone!' Anime and the Globalizing of America," published in the journal Diplomatic History, examines the local, national, and transnational cultural networks created by fans of Japanese animation in the 1970s and 1980s.