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Faculty

Michael Simmons
Michael Simmons
General Education

AMDA Faculty since: 2020

Michael Simmons is a professional editor and publisher of undergraduate student scholarship on international popular culture. With publications spanning five years and two anthologies, Michael fights to provide undergraduate students with a stage to express their views on the history and politics of the popular representations that are closest to them. His teaching centers on Film and Media Studies with a Lacanian psychoanalytic framework, and he draws on queer pedagogy to continually reinvent the classroom according to students' widely disparate needs and desires. Michael brings to AMDA's students a passion for the autoethnographic and creative non-fiction turn in First-Year Composition courses. 

Degrees

Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine
M.A., Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Philosophy, University of California, Irvine
B.A., Women's Studies, University of California, Irvine