About Andrew Devenney

I’m somewhat embarrassed even to have a page like this on the blog.  I mean, who in the hell am I, in the grand scheme of things?  It’s not like I can start out with “Andrew D. Devenney is the award winning author of Spigots Rust in the Rain and The Naked Dancer’s Guide to Plantar Fasciitis….”  The pretension appalls me a little, but the truth of the matter is that all good websites need a statement about who is running the show.  And thus you get stuck looking at this, which I will generally not take very seriously.  Onward!!

Born and raised in Marshall, Michigan, Dr. Andrew D. Devenney is a university-trained historian specializing in modern British and European history, specifically the 20th century, as well as the topics of nationalism and national identity; urban and spatial history; and European integration and the European Union.

Married with spawn that looks eerily just like him at that age, Dr. Devenney currently works and resides in scintillating Mount Pleasant, Michigan, where he occasionally teaches some students about some stuff, bending classroom technology to his will whenever possible.  Thankfully, this means he does not spend nearly as much time in his car commuting all over the state of Michigan as he used to spend.

An avid consumer of science fiction and fantasy literature in all media, Dr. Devenney is also a big fan of following US and European politics as spectator sports; hunting the internet for obscure techno/electronica downloads; and has recently rekindled — in a both a scholarly and recreational sense — his inner passion for tabletop and video games of all stripes.  He also enjoys long walks on the beach; petting kittens; torturing students over their use of passive voice sentence construction; and dipping his toes into the giant wave pool that is the digital humanities.  And someday, when he’s all grown up, Dr. Devenney hopes to be either a fireman or an astronaut. But never a politician, oh no…never that.

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(If it’s not listed here, whatever you found on the Internet is probably not me, e.g., see all the British and Irish dudes on Facebook named Andrew Devenney who are not me…and then ask them why they aren’t.)

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