Andy Rice, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Media and Communication, Film Studies

Andy Rice

Andy Rice is a critical media theorist and nonfiction filmmaker whose research considers the impacts of the analog to digital transition on documentary camerawork, editing, and reception, especially in the context of reenactment events.

He has published on performative documentary, sensory ethnographic film, viewfinderless camerawork, and documentary production pedagogy in venues including the Journal of Film and Video, JumpCut, The Scholar and Feminist Online, and Senses of Cinema. He also co-produced, shot, and edited the award-winning historical documentary Spirits of Rebellion: Black Independent Cinema from Los Angeles (2016, Davis, 101 min.) on the LA Rebellion film movement, and has over 20 years of experience in making nonfiction films. 

He holds a doctorate in Communication and masters in History from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.  Before coming to Miami, he was the ASPIRE Fellowship in Socially Engaged Media at the University of California, Los Angeles, where he designed and taught experimental courses in documentary production for social change to students in liberal arts majors.  He is now deeply invested in developing courses, institutions, projects, and recurring events that will help nurture a civics-oriented filmmaking culture in the Midwest.

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