Jeffrey A. Keith
Jeffrey A. Keith was in line to become a sixth-generation Kentucky tombstone salesman, but he ended up discovering his own way to engage with the past. He earned a doctorate in history from the University of Kentucky, and now he teaches courses on U.S. foreign relations, Appalachian studies, environmental history, and globalization as a professor of global studies at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina. He also serves on the graduate faculty for Warren Wilson College’s MA program in critical craft studies. Keith writes essays about rural life, cultural history, and diplomacy, and he has toured throughout the U.S. and abroad playing old-time and bluegrass music.