People

Andrew Sparks Picture (2019)

Andrew Sparks

Contact

Office: SOC 012
Email: sparks2@usf.edu

Bio

Andrew is originally from Kentucky, but grew up in Washington, North Dakota, and England. After completing high school in Kentucky, he attended the University of Louisville, earning two Bachelor’s degrees in History and French and a Master’s degree in French. He spent two years studying abroad in Montpellier, France. Andrew has also been a member of the Army Reserve for almost a decade and a half.

Education

M.S., Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University, 2017
M.A., French, University of Louisville, 2009
B.A., History, University of Louisville, 2012
B.A., French, University of Louisville, 2007

Research

American and French Government, Nationalism, Civil-Military Divide, Military Studies, Terrorism

Publications

Poking Fun at Heroes: American War and the Death of the Military Comedy

Dar al-Islam: A Quantitative Analysis of ISIS's French-Language Magazine

Advisor

Nicolas Thompson