June 14, 2013
University address: College of Motion Picture Arts
College of Motion Picture Arts
University Center Building A3101
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-2350
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
2008 Doctoral Degree, University of Southern California. Major: Critical Studies, School of Cinematic Arts. Supervisor: Tara McPherson.
Unspecified Name. (2008). Shaken Out of the Ruts of Ordinary Perception: Vision, Culture and Technology in the Psychedelic Sixties. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Southern California.
1998 Master's Degree, University of Warwick. Major: Research in Film and Television. Supervisor: Edward Gallafent.
Unspecified Name. (1998). Is Seeing Believing? Visuality in the American Horror Film. Unpublished master's thesis, University of Warwick.
1996 Bachelor's Degree, University of Warwick. Major: Film and Literature Studies. Honors.
2011–present Associate In Film/Director of Digital Media Program, College of Motion Picture Arts, Florida State University.
2008–2011 Assistant In Film, College of Motion Picture Arts, Florida State University. Designed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in filmmaking and film history/theory.
2004–2006 Instructor, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, University of Southern California. Primary instructor of IML104: Languages of New Media II, introductory undergraduate course with a focus on critical media analysis and hands-on digital media production. Designed and led over fifty workshop sessions in digital media production, analysis and pedagogy for university faculty, deans and teaching assistants.
2002–2004 Teaching Assistant, Institute for Multimedia Literacy, University of Southern California. Taught undergraduate and graduate students from a range of disciplines to read multimedia critically and author scholarly multimedia projects within the context of their home disciplines. Designed and led lab sections for Masters of Arts in Teaching Program, Approaches to American History, The Languages of New Media, Methods in Bilingual Education, African American Popular Culture, Screen Language, The American Revolution and Reviewing Religion in Asian America.
2000–2002 Teaching Assistant, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. Teaching assistant on following courses: Rock 'n' Roll Films, Race, Class and Gender in American Films, History of International Films, Genres at Warner Bros, Film Noir, and Introduction to Film.
Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2007–2008).
Doctoral Student Fellowship (1999–2000).
Honors, Awards, and Prizes
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, USC Center for Excellence in Teaching (2003).
Film Genres and Film Makers (FIL3922)
Filmmaking I (FIL2423)
Screenwriting I (FIL2110)
Film Aesthetics (FIL5875)
Learning Community Colloquium (HUM1921)
History of Motion Pictures (FIL2030)
Center for Applied Digital Media, FSU College of Motion Picture Arts Served as a principal member of the college's development team for the creation of a new applied research institute as part of the FSU-Digital Domain initiative (2010)
BFA in Animation and Digital Arts, FSU College of Motion Picture Arts Served as chair of the College's faculty curriculum committee for new digital media programs to be offered through the FSU-Digital Domain initiative. Led the design of a new undergraduate major in animation and digital arts; additional degree programs still in development (2009)
IML Curriculum and Program Development, USC Institute of Multimedia Literacy Played a central role in development of the USC Institute for Multimedia Literacy--a research and teaching institute that has been at the forefront of USC initiatives to integrate digital media scholarship and pedagogy across the curriculum. Three major initiatives included USC Masters of Arts in Teaching Program, Wallis Annenberg Middle School Initiative, and IML Honors in Multimedia Scholarship Program.d (2002)
Research and Original Creative Work
Invited Presentations at Conferences
Syder, A. (presented 2011). Visual transgression in 1960s Psychedelic Cinema. Presentation at American Culture Association Conference, Popular Culture Association. (National)
Syder, A. (presented 2010). I wonder who the real cannibals are: Latin America and colonialism in European exploitation cinema. Presentation at the meeting of Society for Cinema and Media Studies. (National)
Syder, A. (presented 2007). I wonder who the real cannibals are: Latin America and colonialism in European exploitation cinema. Presentation at Latsploitation Symposium, University of Alberta in Edmunton. (Local)
Syder, A. (presented 2003). The Movie Screen of Our Perceptions: The Visual Culture of 1960s Psychedelia. Presentation at the meeting of Society for Cinema and Media Sutdies Conference. (National)
Syder, A. (presented 2001). Importation/Mexploitation; or, How a crime-fighting, vampire-slaying Mexican wrestler almost found himself in an Italian sword-and-sandals epic. Presentation at the meeting of Society for Cinema Studies Conference. (National)
Syder, A. (presented 2000). Cycles of Exploitation: The Outlaw Biker Movie. Presentation at Defining Cult Movies Conference, University of Nottingham. (Regional)
Syder, A. (presented 1999). Screen Performance and Cary Grant. Presentation at Screen Conference, University of Glasgow. (Regional)
Digital Domain Institute. Worked as a consultant to Digital Domain Media Group. Designed a series of certificate programs in animation and digital arts to be offered by the Digital Domain Institute (2009–2012).