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EDUCATION

PhD in Cinema and Media Studies
University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA – 2011-present
Dissertation: “Derivative Media: The Financialization of the Cultural Industries”
Advisor: Dr. John T. Caldwell

Master of Arts in Film Studies
University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC – 2006-2009
Thesis: “The Museum: Textworks, Cultural Economy, and Polytextual Dispersion” [abstract and pdf].
Advisor: Dr. Ernest Mathijs

Bachelor of Arts, Honours double major in Media, Information and Technoculture and Film Studies
University of Western Ontario – London, ON – 2001-2006
Thesis: “Steven Soderbergh, Section Eight Ltd., and the Sellebrity Auteur: Commercial Authorship in Contemporary Hollywood.”

BOOKS

deWaard, Andrew and R. Colin Tait. The Cinema of Steven Soderbergh: indie sex, corporate lies and digital videotape. New York: Columbia University Press/Wallflower Press. 2013.

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

deWaard, Andrew, Brian Fauteux and Ian Dahlman. “The Cultural Capital Project: Radical Monetization of the Music Industry.” IASPM@Journal 3.1 (2013). [Full text pdf]

deWaard, Andrew. “The Geography of Melodrama, The Melodrama of Geography: The ‘Hood Film’s Spatial Pathos.”  Cinephile 4.1 (2008).  58-65. [Full text pdf]

deWaard, Andrew. “The Global Social Problem Film.”  Cinephile 3.1 (2007).  12-18. [Full text pdf]

CHAPTERS IN EDITED COLLECTIONS

deWaard, Andrew. “The Hood Is Where the Heart Is: Melodrama, Habitus, and the Hood Film.”  Habitus of the ’Hood.  Eds. Chris Richardson and Hans Skott-Myhre. Chicago, IL: Intellect Ltd, 2012. 253 – 270. [Abstract] [Full text pdf] [Intellect] [WorldCat] [Amazon]

deWaard, Andrew. “Intertextuality, Broken Mirrors, and The Good German.”  The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh.  Eds. Steven M. Sanders and R. Barton Palmer.  Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2010.  107-119.  [Abstract] [Full text pdf] [University Press of Kentucky] [WorldCat] [Amazon]

deWaard, Andrew. “Joints and Jams: Spike Lee as Sellebrity Auteur.” Fight the Power!: The Spike Lee Reader.  Eds. Janice D. Hamlet and Robin R. Means Coleman.  New York: Peter Lang, 2008. 345-361. [Abstract] [Full text pdf] [WorldCat] [Peter Lang] [Amazon]

REFEREED BIBLIOGRAPHIES

deWaard, Andrew. “Steven Soderbergh.” Oxford Online Bibliographies. Oxford University Press. 2015.

INVITED BOOK REVIEWS

deWaard, Andrew. “Review of ‘Another Steven Soderbergh Experience: Authorship and Contemporary Hollywood.’” Journal of American Studies 48 (2014). 1131-1132. [Full text pdf]

REFEREED ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

deWaard, Andrew. “ClipNotes in the Classroom: Film Annotation Software for Instruction and Collaboration.” Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier 3.3 (2016).

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Culture, Industry, Finance
University of California, Irvine
Spring 2015

  • Role: Research Fellow
  • Funding: University of California Humanities Research Institute
  • Research explores the relationship between the cultural and financial industries

Digital Incubator and Think Tank
University of California, Los Angeles
2014 – present

  • Role: Research Associate
  • Funding: Havas Media
  • Research explores digital trends in film and television, branded entertainment, digital media, and the music industry

ClipNotes: Video Annotation Software
University of California, Los Angeles
2012 – present

  • Role: Project Manager
  • Funding: UCLA Department of Theatre and Film
  • Oversee a team integrating video annotation software into undergraduate courses.

The Cultural Capital Project: Radical Monetization of the Music Industry
University of California, Los Angeles
2011 – present

  • Role: Co-principal investigator
  • Funding: University of California Institute for Research in the Arts
  • Research explores the creation of a non-profit patronage software system for a more equitable music industry.

PLENARY PRESENTATIONS

2013. “The Cultural Capital Project: Radical Monetization of the Music Industry.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Gijon, Spain.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2016. “The Financialization of the Music Industry: Equity Stakes, Big Data, and the Black Box.” International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan.

2015. “New Gatekeeper Same as the Old Gatekeeper: Big Data and the Continued Concentration of Ownership in the Music Industry.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Montreal, QC.

2014. “ClipNotes: Digital Annotation and Data-Mining for Film & Television Analysis.” Digital Humanities 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland.

2014. “Marty Weiser, Exploitation Agent: Product Placement, Publicity and the Tie-Up Business in Late Classical Hollywood.” Film Studies Association of Canada. Brock University, St. Catherines, ON.

2014. “Marty Weiser, Exploitation Agent: Product Placement, Publicity and the Tie-Up Business in Late Classical Hollywood.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Seattle, WA.

2014. “The Cultural Capital Project: Designing a Stewardship Platform for Digital Music.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

2013. “Software Applications for Digital Film Analysis.” Film Studies Association of Canada. University of Victoria, BC.

2013. “The Art of the Pitch, The Craft of the Sell: Steven Soderbergh’s Economic Auteurism.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Chicago, IL.

2012. “The Cultural Capital Project: Radical Monetization of the Music Industry.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Boston, MA.

2011. “Mise-en-synergy.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies. New Orleans, LA.

2010. “Featuring Music From…: Song, Sound, and Remix” panel at the FLOW Conference. University of Texas-Austin, TX.

2010. “Mise-en-Scene, Sound, Cinema, Synergy, Samurai.” Film Studies Association of Canada. Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

2010. “30 Rock, General Electric, and the Boardroom Musical.” Canadian Communication Association.  Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

2008. “The Intertextual Museum (and Gift Shop): Towards a Cultural Economy of Intermediality.”  Film Studies Association of Canada. University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

2007. “A Deleuzian Re-Imagining of the (Global) Social Problem Film.”  Film Studies Association of Canada. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK.

WORKSHOPS

2014. Oral History Workshop. One day. University of California, Los Angeles.

2013. History of Capitalism Summer Institute. Ten days. Cornell University, NY.

2013.  Digital Humanities Summer Institute. “Text Encoding Fundamentals and their Application.” Five days. University of Victoria, BC.

2012.  French Language Immersion. Five weeks. University of Victoria, BC.

2006.  Advanced Oral History Summer Institute. Five days. University of California, Berkeley, CA.

WRITING AWARDS

  • 2015: Kemp R. Niver Award in Film History – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2014: Georgia Frontiere Scholarship In Memory Of The Humanitarian Efforts Of Aaron Curtis Taylor – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2013: Otis Ferguson Memorial Award in Critical Writing – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2012: Student Writing Award – Society for Cinema and Media Studies
  • 2012: Jack K. Sauter Award – University of California, Los Angeles

UNIVERSITY AWARDS

  • 2016: Dissertation Year Fellowship – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2014: Gilbert Cates Fellowship – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2011: Chancellor’s Prize- University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2011 – 2015: UC Regents Special Fellowship – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2011 – 2015: UC Regents Special Fellowship – University of California, Santa Barbara (declined)
  • 2007: Patrick David Campbell Graduate Fellowship – University of British Columbia
  • 2006: Faculty of Arts Grant Supplement Award – University of British Columbia
  • 2006: Graduate Entrance Scholarship – University of British Columbia
  • 2006: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)

NATIONAL AWARDS

  • 2011 – 2015: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2006 – 2007: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholarship

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
  • Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)
  • Canadian Communications Association (CCA)
  • International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM)
  • Canadian Society for Digital Humanities (CSDH)

CREATIVE WORKS

Just Kids: Homeless Youth in Canada (2003)

  • Documentary comprised of interviews with homeless youth about the struggles and hardships of living on the streets in London, Ontario.
  • Competed in multiple festivals, still used in Ontario secondary schools and university courses as teaching material.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Collegium of University Teaching Fellow – Theatre, Film and Television Department
University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA – 2016

  • Chosen by highly selective UCLA program to teach undergraduate seminar course of my own
    design: “Consumer Culture and Branded Entertainment.”

Teaching Assistant Coordinator – Theatre, Film and Television Department
University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA – 2014 – present

Teaching Assistant – Theatre, Film and Television Department
University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA – 2011-present

  • Led tutorial discussion groups of 20-25 students to teach basics of film/television form and interpretation, as well as develop critical thinking and writing skills.
    • 2012 – Film and Social Change
    • 2012 – Stylistic Studies of the Moving Image
    • 2013 – Film Genre (Gangster)
    • 2014 – History of American Television
    • 2015 – History of American Motion Picture

Teaching Assistant Coordinator – Theatre and Film Department
University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC – 2009

  • Chosen by Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology to lead workshops for incoming teaching assistants.

Teaching Assistant – Theatre and Film Department
University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC – 2006-2009

  • Led tutorial discussion groups of 20-25 students to teach basics of film form and interpretation, as well as develop critical thinking and writing skills.
    • 2006 – Introduction to Film Studies
    • 2007 – Hollywood Cinema
    • 2007 – Silent Cinema
    • 2008 – Introduction to Canadian Cinema
    • 2008 – Silent Cinema
    • 2009 – Introduction to Film Studies

GUEST LECTURES

  • “Data-Mining and Visualization” in Software Applications for Film Studies, UCLA, February 2016.
  • “30 Rock and the Concentration of Media Ownership” in History of American Television, UCLA, June 2014.
  • “Hood Films and the Gangster Genre” in Film Genre, UCLA, February 2013.
  • “New Hollywood and Chinatown” in Stylistic Studies of the Moving Image, UCLA, November 2012.
  • “Second-Wave Feminism, The Czech New Wave, and Daisies” in Film and Social Change, UCLA, May 2012.
  • “Steven Soderbergh as Sellebrity Auteur” in Film Auteurs, UBC, March 2010.
  • “Douglas Sirk, Melodrama, and ‘Women’s Films’” in Hollywood Cinema, UBC, October 2009.

PEDAGOGY TRAINING

  • Teaching Assistant Coordinator Pedagogy Seminar – Office of Instructional Development, UCLA, 2015.
  • Collegium of University Teaching Fellow Pedagogy Seminar – Office of Instructional Development, UCLA, 2015.
  • Teaching Assistant Coordinator Pedagogy Seminar – Office of Instructional Development, UCLA, 2014.

JOURNAL AND EDITING EXPERIENCE

Editorial Board Member and Web Designer – Mediascape 
University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA – 2011-2012

  • Worked on the “Features” editorial board to craft Call For Papers, send papers for peer review, and copy edit.

Assistant Editor – Rodopi   
New York and Amsterdam – 2008-2010

  • Worked on the “Contemporary Cinema” book series doing proofreading, copy-editing, formatting, print layout, and cover design for two books: Theorizing Bruce Lee, French Minority Cinema.

Editor-in-Chief – Cinephile: UBC’s Film Journal
University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC – 2008-2011

  • Worked on 5 volumes, one as Editor-in-Chief and all five as member of editorial board, layout designer, and web designer.

Editor – Mediations: Journal of Media, Information and Technoculture   
University of Western Ontario – London, ON – 2004-2005

SERVICE

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

Coordinator – Digital Literacy Centre
University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC – 2010-2011

  • Facilitate and promote research and teaching in language, literacy, and literary education that utilizes digital media.
  • Organize research collaborations, disseminate information, offer consultation, and provide training and instructional support.
  • Manage and supervise graduate students.
  • Assisted in multiple conferences, research projects, and week-long workshops.

Consultant Co-Curator – Museum of Anthropology
University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC – 2009-2011

  • Research and develop exhibit entitled “Musée Noir,” exploring the cross-development of the museum and the cinema, with a focus on how film noir portrayed artifacts and objects of art.
  • Interpretative analysis, artifact acquisition, writing didactic material, designing exhibition display, archiving discoveries.

Freelance Web Designer
2003-2011

  • unityproject.ca – a community-based website for a homeless shelter, using Dreamweaver
  • cinephile.ca – peer-reviewed film journal at the University of British Columbia, using WordPress
  • cultmediastudies.ning.com – forum and community for the academic study of cult media, using Ning
  • lled.educ.ubc.ca – departmental website at the University of British Columbia, using Drupal
  • World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank – learning modules as part of a project for the Commonwealth of Learning, using Flash

Outreach Assistant – Contemporary Art Gallery    
Vancouver, BC – 2009-2010

  • Developed educational contact database and outreach strategy.
  • Designed promotional material, copy-edited publications, assisted curatorial work, photographed artwork and events, performed administrative duties.
  • Spear-headed collaborative project called DAFFT (Dance Art Film Field Trip), which brings school children on a tour of three art facilities.

Student Consultant – Instructional Technology Resource Centre
University of Western Ontario – London, ON – 2001-2006

  • Worked with university professors to build multimedia-extensive course web sites and technological resources; part of a team of support specialists responsible for providing assistance to faculty members.

Lab Technician – Interdisciplinary Media Centre
University of Western Ontario – London, ON – 2005-2006

  • Provided technical support in a computer lab used for web and graphic design, video and music production, and multimedia research.

TECH SKILLS

  • Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Premiere
  • Web platforms – WordPress, Drupal, Mediawiki
  • Coding – HTML, CSS, XML
  • eLearning – WebCT, Blackboard, Moodle, Zotero, PKP
  • Video and Audio – various production, conversion, and editing software

LANGUAGES

  • English: Native
  • French: Intermediate

PRESS

CV last updated: September, 2016