Andrew Redden graduated with a BA Single Honours degree in Spanish from the University of Bristol in 1999. He continued his studies at the University of Liverpool (Institute for Latin American Studies) completing a Masters degree in Latin American Studies and then a PhD at the University of Bristol on the Devil in Colonial Peru. His postdoctoral work, also at the University of Bristol was a three year Leverhulme funded project on Angels and Demons in the Hispanic World. He then took up a lectureship in Queen's University Belfast, before coming to Liverpool to teach Latin American History.
Whilst carrying out his research, Andrew lived and worked in various Latin American Countries (Peru, Chile, Colombia, Mexico), Spain and Italy. In Peru he participated in local educational development (teaching English and Maths to local youth) and agricultural development (hands-on agricultural labour and research into sustainable agriculture). His more recent interest in the history of Liberation Theology, post-conflict has taken him to El Salvador where he has participated in and continues to support the solidarity project Music for Hope, a project aimed at teaching music to local youth in order to provide an alternative culture and life to that of the gang-violence that plagues the region. Music for Hope-Cultures in Music