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EDUCATION

PhD in Cinema and Media Studies
University of California, Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA – 2011-2017
Dissertation: “Derivative Media: The Financialization of Film, Television, and Popular Music, 2004-2016
CommitteeJohn T. Caldwell (Adviser), Denise Mann, Stephen Mamber, Johanna Drucker

Master of Arts in Film Studies
University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC – 2006-2009
Thesis: “The Museum: Textworks, Cultural Economy, and Polytextual Dispersion
Committee: Ernest Mathijs (Adviser), Lisa Coulthard, Brian McIlroy

  • Awarded the level of Distinction on thesis

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.”
Advisor: Keir Keightley

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 ONLINE PUBLICATIONS

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

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]

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

FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2011 – 2017: UC Regents Special Fellowship – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2011 – 2017: UC Regents Special Fellowship – University of California, Santa Barbara (declined)
  • 2016 – 2017: Dissertation Year Fellowship – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2016: Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2015: Research Fellowship – University of California Humanities Research Institute
  • 2014: Gilbert Cates Fellowship – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2007: Patrick David Campbell Graduate Fellowship – University of British Columbia

UNIVERSITY AWARDS

  • 2011: Chancellor’s Prize – University of California, Los Angeles
  • 2006: Faculty of Arts Grant Supplement Award – University of British Columbia
  • 2006: Graduate Entrance Scholarship – University of British Columbia
  • 2006: Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)

DEPARTMENTAL 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: Jack K. Sauter Award – University of California, Los Angeles

WRITING AWARDS

  • 2012: Student Writing Award – Society for Cinema and Media Studies

GRANTS

ClipNotes in the Classroom: Annotation Software for Undergraduate Film Instruction
2016 – 2018

  • Principle Grant Writer
  • Funding: Office of Instructional Development, UCLA

The Cultural Capital Project: Radical Monetization of the Music Industry
2012

  • Grant co-writer
  • Funding: University of California Institute for Research in the Arts

RESEARCH PROJECTS

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

  • Role: Project Manager
  • 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-founder and co-principal investigator
  • Research explores the creation of a non-profit patronage software system for a more equitable music industry.

Digital Incubator and Think Tank
University of California, Los Angeles
2014 – 2016

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

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

PLENARY PRESENTATIONS

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

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

2014. “The Cultural Capital Project: Radical Monetization of the Music Industry.” Scoring Capital: The Political Economy of Music. University of California, Irvine.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2018. “TPG Capital, Silver Lake Partners, and Hollywood’s Financial ‘Shadow Studios.’” Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Toronto, ON.

  • Organizer & Chair of panel: “The Trading Floor of Cultural Production: Finance and the Media.”

2017. “At the Intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Wall Street: Private Equity Firms and the Financialization of the Film & Television Industry.” Society for Cinema & Media Studies. Chicago, IL.

2017. “Every Reference on 30 Rock : Data Visualization, Mise-en-synergy, and the Political Economy of
Intertextuality.” International Communication Association. San Diego, CA.

2017. “Destruction through Disruption: The Financialization of the Music Industry.” International Association for the Study of Popular Music. Kassel, Germany.

2016. “Bain Capital Records: Private Equity and Venture Capital in the Music Industry.” International
Association for the Study of Popular Music. Calgary, AB.

2016. “The Financialization of Entertainment: Private Equity in Film, Television, and Music.” Canadian
Communication Association. Calgary, AB.

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.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor – Theatre, Film and Television Department
University of California, Los Angeles

  • 2018 – FTV 224 (graduate) – “Digital Humanities and Media Studies”
  • 2018 – FTV 113 (undergraduate) – “Film Authors: Steven Soderbergh, Spike Lee, Kathryn Bigelow”
  • 2017-18 – FTV 212 (graduate) – “Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Colloquium”

Instructor – School of Media Culture & Design
Woodbury University

  • 2018 – FILM 102 (undergraduate) – “Film History II”

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

  • 2016 – FTV 98 (undergraduate) – “Consumer Culture and Branded Entertainment”

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

  • 2015-16 – FTV 495 (graduate) – “Teaching Film and Television”
  • 2014-15 – FTV 495 (graduate) – “Teaching Film and Television”

Teaching Assistant Coordinator – Theatre and Film Department
University of British Columbia

  • 2008 – “Teaching Assistant Training” (graduate)

Teaching Assistant Experience

Teaching Assistant – Theatre, Film and Television Department
University of California, Los Angeles

  • 2015 – FTV 106 – “History of the American Motion Picture”
  • 2014 – FTV 110 – “History of American Television”
  • 2013 – FTV 114 – “Film Genre”
  • 2012 – FTV 112 – “Film & Social Change”
  • 2012 – FTV 115 – “Stylistic Studies of Moving Image”

Teaching Assistant – Theatre and Film Department
University of British Columbia

  • 2009 – FIST 100 – “Introduction to Film Studies”
  • 2008 – FIST 200 – “Introduction to Canadian Cinema”
  • 2008 – FIST 210 – “Early Cinema”
  • 2007 – FIST 220 – “Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1960”
  • 2007 – FIST 210 – “Early Cinema”
  • 2006 – FIST 100 – “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

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.

AFFILIATIONSS

  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)
  • Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)
  • Canadian Communications Association (CCA)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • 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.

RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

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

  • Facilitated research and teaching in language and literary education that utilizes digital media
  • Organized research collaborations, offered consultation, and provided instructional support
  • Supervised graduate students and assisted conferences, research projects, and week-long workshops.

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

  • Researched and developed exhibit entitled “Musée Noir,” exploring the cross-development of the museum and the cinema, with a focus on film noir.
  • Interpretative analysis, artifact acquisition, 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

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

  • Developed outreach strategy and promotional material, copy-edited publications, assisted curatorial work, photographed artwork and events; spearheaded collaborative project called DAFFT (Dance Art Film Field Trip), which brings school children on a tour of three art facilities.

eLearning 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.

eLearning Consultant – 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.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Adobe Creative Suite – Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, 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: January, 2018