Dr. Ulrich Adelt

Ulrich Adelt
Title: Director and William Robertson Coe Professor of American Studies /

Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies

Email address: uadelt@uwyo.edu

Phone number: (307) 766-3884

Office: Cooper House 209


Dr Ulrich Adelt is the author of two books, Blues Music in the Sixties: A Story in Black and White (Rutgers University Press 2010) and Krautrock: German Music in the Seventies (University of Michigan Press 2016). He has contributed chapters for several anthologies and published articles in numerous journals including the American Quarterly and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. He is currently working on a book project about rhythm guitar. Adelt has published twenty-three book reviews since 2007 in journals like Popular Music, American Studies, and the Journal of African American History. He is on the editorial board of the journals Rock Music Studies and Popular Music and Society.


Adelt has participated in many international exchanges, from teaching a class on Black Music at Shanghai University to two semester-long faculty exchanges with the University of Hamburg in American Studies. He has given invited lectures at the University of Helsinki, Finland, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands, Aston University in Birmingham, UK, and the Obama Institute for American Studies in Mainz, Germany, among others. He has also presented his research at around fifty conferences. Adelt’s teaching has included classes on Popular Music and Sexualities, Black Popular Culture, the Harlem Renaissance, the Hip-Hop Generation, African American Music, Readings in American Studies, Theory and Methods in American Studies. 


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