Andrew Kettler received his doctorate from the History Department at the University of South Carolina in May of 2017 for his dissertation, "Odor and Power in the Americas: Olfactory Consciousness from Columbus to Emancipation." His research and teaching concentration is on North American Cultural History, the Atlantic World, and the History of Slavery. Prior to entering the Graduate School at South Carolina, Andrew received his M.A. in History from the University of Nebraska-Omaha for his thesis, “The Deconstruction of European Odorphobia on the Sensory Border of the American Frontier.” He continues to research the use of olfactory language in the making of racial, class, and gendered metaphors that were used to assert forms of state, religious, and patriarchal power during the Enlightenment. Andrew has recently published some of these original findings in Senses and Society and the Journal of American Studies. He has also published numerous book reviews, and will shortly publish two chapters within upcoming edited collections. In recent years, Andrew has presented at numerous academic conferences including: the Popular Culture Association, the British Association for American Studies, the History of Science Society, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Comparative Literature Association. His research has been funded through an Atkinson-Wyatt Fellowship, a Ceny Walker Fellowship, and a Wilfred and Rebecca Calcott Award. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Andrew completed graduate research and writing using funding provided from the Bilinski Educational Foundation.
- Phd, University of South Carolina
- MA, University of Nebraska-Omaha