Andrew Ginger is Special Advisor to the Provost at Northeastern University. The Special Advisor supports and advises the Provost on academic initiatives across Northeastern’s global campuses, developing strategic projects that advance the University’s mission. Andrew provides analysis and recommendations to the Provost, and liaises with key stakeholders, partners, potential partners and other relevant organizations and agencies for ongoing projects in the global academic strategy. Previously, Andrew was Dean of Faculties for NCH at Northeastern, where he provided renewed strategic direction in research, education, planning, and the academic career.
Before this, Andrew held full professorships and leadership positions at three UK universities. He has played an active role in the UK higher-education sector, as a panel chair and peer reviewer for the Arts & Humanities Research Council, as a 2014 Research Excellence Framework subpanel member, and as an officer in a range of academic organizations. Andrew founded and co-leads a large international network in nineteenth-century Hispanic studies, is a member of the scientific committee of the Spanish-government funded research project Histopias, and has joined the advisory committee of the research center on Cultures, Languages and Communication at Xi’an-Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China.
In addition to his role as Special Advisor, Andrew holds a full professorship in Comparative Studies. He is the author of five monographs. Andrew’s recent work is concerned with the question of commonality across diverse cultures, with alternatives to the concept of modernity, and with experimental practice in comparative writing. His fifth monograph, Instead of Modernity, which ranges across Latin America, Spain, the US, France, Britain, and beyond, was published in 2020. Andrew was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of Isabel the Catholic by the Spanish government in 2010.