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Andrew McAlister


Andrew McAlister

Meet Andrew McAlister

Associate Professor, Communication

Education: 1987 University of Tampa, B.A.
1995 Emory University, M.A.
1999 Emory University, Ph.D.

Courses Taught: Gateways
Introduction to Sound, Image and Motion
Mass Media and Society
Visual Literacy
Women, Film and Popular Culture
American Cinema
World Cinema
Film Directors
Documentary Tradition
Image and Reality
Nonfiction into Film
Senior Seminar in Cinema Studies

Career Specialties: Andrew McAlister has particular interest in American studies (especially American film and television history), film and historical thinking, documentary film, popular culture, cultural studies and the ideology of mainstream film.

Professional and Community Activities: McAlister has been researching the economics and aesthetics of contemporary media presentation and how those factors help or hinder the role of media in a democracy; rhetorical practices in film adaptation of nonfiction; and strategies for media resistance.