BA, Columbia University, English and Comparative Literature
PhD, Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York, Comparative Literature
Andrew is a visiting faculty member for the 2011-2012 year in the Pomona College Department of Media Studies. Andrew’s research interests largely concern print culture and modernity and the transition from mass produced text to the film screen, and he has published scholarly articles on related topics such as Orientalist popular culture icons in the period, pamphlets and pamphleteers, as well as conspiracy narratives and modern fiction. He has completed a book manuscript, Reading Arabia: British Orientalism in the Age of Mass Publication, 1880 to 1930, which is currently under review at a prominent university press. Andrew also has a scholarly interest in classic Egyptian cinema and, in general, recent film and fiction from North Africa and the Arab world. For theoretical guidance–and sometimes for inspiration–Andrew looks to the work of Marx and the Marxist tradition, as well as British Cultural Studies, the Frankfurt School, Edward Said and his legacy, and Lacanian psychoanalytic criticism.