Assistant Professor of History
Dr. McKevitt joined the Department of History in 2012. In 2009 he received the Ph.D. from Temple University. Before arriving at Louisiana Tech he taught history and international relations in the School of Liberal Arts at Philadelphia University and as the Hollybush Fellow in Cold War History at Rowan University in New Jersey. He teaches courses in American foreign relations and European history.
Dr. McKevitt’s research focus is on U.S. cultural relations in the postwar era. His current book manuscript, “Consuming Japan: Cultural Relations and the Globalizing of America,” explores how the consumption of Japanese goods in the 1970s and 1980s introduced Americans to the cultural and economic processes that we today associate with globalization. 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 Diplomatic History, examines the local, national, and transnational cultural networks created by fans of Japanese animation in the 1970s and 1980s.
Email: Dr. McKevitt
Office: GTM 118
Phone: (318) 257-3883
||History of American Foreign Policy
||History of Ancient and Imperial Russia
||History of Modern Russia
||Nineteenth Century Europe
||20th Century Europe
||Graduate Seminar on American Foreign Relations