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Alice Bardan


Contact Information
Phone: (213) 740-1980
Office: JEF 150

Personal Website


Ph.D. Film Studies, University of Southern California, 6/2012
M.A. English, University of Southern California, 8/2004
M.A. English, Emporia State University, 6/2003
M.A. Cultural Studies, AL. I. Cuza Univ., Romania, 6/2001
B.A. English and French, AL. I. Cuza Univ., Iasi, Romania, 6/1999

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Lecturer, School of Film and Television, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Fall 2012   
Lecturer, Film , Boston University-Los Angeles Internship Program, 2011-2012   
Lecturer, Department of Radio-TV-Film, California State University, Fullerton, CA, , Fall 2011   
English Lecturer, Faculties of Law, Computer Science,and Geography, , 08/16/1999-08/15/2001  
Lecturer, University of Southern Californiat - The Writing Program,  

Other Employment

Assistant Lecturer, University of Southern California, 08/16/2006-08/15/2010  
Writing Center Consultant, University of Southern California, 01/15/2006-05/15/2006  
Assistant Lecturer, University of Southern California, 08/16/2004-12/13/2004  
Teaching Assistant, Emporia State University, 08/16/2001-08/15/2003  


Book Chapter

Bardan, A., O'Healy, A. (2013). "Transnational Mobility and Precarious Labor in Post-Cold War Europe: The Spectral Disruptions of Carmine Amoroso’s Cover Boy.". The Cinemas of Italian Migration pp. 69-90. Newcastle:: Cambridge Scholars Publishing,. Publisher
Bardan, A. "The New European Cinema of Precarity: A Transnational Comparison.". Representations of Work in Cinema
Bardan, A. (2012). "Aftereffects of 1989: Corneliu Porumboiu’s 12:08 East of Bucharest.". pp. 125-147. New York, NY: Blackwell. PubMed Web Address Google Books
Bardan, A., Imre, A. (2012). "Vampire Branding: Romania’s Dark Destinations.". Branding Post-Communist Nations pp. 168-192.. New York, NY: Routledge. Google Books
Bardan, A. (2012). "The Tattlers’ Tattle": Fake News, Linguistic National Intimacy and New Media in Romania.". News Parody and Political Satire Around the Globe. pp. 144-156. New York, NY: Routledge. amazon
Bardan, A. (2012). "Big Brothers and Little Brothers: Romanian Adaptations of Global Reality Television Formats.". Popular Television in Central and Eastern Europe pp. 177-198. New York, NY: Routlege. Google Books
Bardan, A. (2007). "Enter Freely, and of Your Own Will": Cinematic Representations of Post-Socialist Transnational Journeys. Transnational Feminism in Film and Media pp. 93 - 108.. New York, NY: Palgrave,. PubMed Web Address Google Books

Journal Article

Bardan, A. (2012). "The Tattlers’ Tattle: Fake News, Linguistic National Intimacy and New Media in Romania.". Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture. Vol. 10 (1-2), pp. 145-157.
Bardan, A., Imre, A. (2010). "Branding Romania II, or The End of Choice.". Flow TV. Vol. 11 (13)
Bardan, A., Imre, A. (2010). "Dracu-fictions and Brand Romania.". Flow TV. Vol. 11 (8)
Bardan, A. (2008). Welcome to Dreamland: The Realist Impulse in Pawel Pawlikowski's Last Resort. New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film/Intellect. Vol. 6 (1), pp. 47-63.

Honors and Awards

Graduate Professionalization Initiative Project Award, 2008-  
The Hamburg Foundation for the Advancement of Research and Culture grant to particpate in the conference “Trauma and Distinction,” St. Moritz, Switzerland, 2006-  
USC-Bogazici University Summer Institute Fellowship, Istanbul, 2005-  
The Charles E. Walton Graduate Essay Award, Emporia State University, KS,, 2003-  
Academic Achievement Award, Emporia State University, KS, 2002-  
The Charles E. Walton Graduate Essay Award, Emporia State University, KS,, 2002-  
Visual Studies Graduate Certificate Summer Research Funding, 2009  
Advanced year fellowship, USC College of Letters and Sciences, 8/2008-5/2009  
International Conference Travel Award, USC College of Arts and Sciences , 2008  
Visual Studies Graduate Certificate Summer Research Funding, 6/2008  
Collier-MacKellar-Giles Research Grant -USC Department of English, 2007  
Central European University scholarship, 7/2/2007-7/13/2007  
College Merit Award Fellowship, USC College of Letters and Sciences,, 2003-2004  
Laurence C. Boylan Award for the master's thesis produced during the academic year, 2002-2003  

Service to the Profession


Reviewer for Publication

Wide Screen, peer-reviewed open-access journal, submissions reviewer, Spring 2012   
Studies in Eastern European Cinema, Intellect, Ltd., submissions reviewer Studies in Eastern European Cinema provides a dynamic, innovative, regular, specialised peer-reviewed academic outlet and discursive focus for the world-wide community of Eastern European film scholars, edited by a board of experienced, internationally recognised experts in the field., Fall 2010   
Feminist Media Studies, Routledge, submissions reviewer Feminist Media Studies provides a transdisciplinary, transnational forum for researchers pursuing feminist approaches to the field of media and communication studies, with attention to the historical, philosophical, cultural, social, political, and economic dimensions and analysis of sites including print and electronic media, film and the arts, and new media technologies. Feminist Media Studies especially encourages submissions based on original, empirical inquiry of the social experiences of audiences, citizens, workers, etc. and how these are structured by political, economic and cultural circumstances. The journal invites contributions from feminist researchers working across a range of disciplines and conceptual perspectives. , Fall 2008   

Other Service to the Profession

Mentor for students at The American Pavilion, Cannes Film Festival, France, 05/13/2012-05/29/2012  
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