Todd F. Tietchen received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington in 2005 and is an Assistant Professor of English at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. His teaching and research interests include 19th and 20th Century American Literature, American Philosophy and Intellectual History, Phenomenology and Existentialism, and Philosophy of Science and Technology. His published work includes articles on Langston Hughes, Ishmael Reed, William Burroughs, Jean Baudrillard and Andy Warhol in publications such as Mosaic, Western American Literature, Discourse, and Arizona Quarterly.
He is the author of The Cubalogues: Beat Writers in Revolutionary Havana (UP of Florida, 2010) and recently appeared in a Radio France documentary on Jack Kerouac, recorded in anticipation On the Road's premier at the Cannes Film Festival. He will also be featured in the German film documentary, On Jack's Road, to be broadcast on Arte (Germany/France) later this year, and has been interviewed on the subject of Kerouac for the Boston Globe, the Associated Press, Cineaste, Trois Couleurs, and Beat Scene.