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Aaron Baker

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Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 1401
Instructor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 6505
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0302
Biography

Professor Baker's research focuses primarily on sports culture, film authorship and the representation of race, ethnicity and gender in American cinema. His publications include: Out of Bounds: Sports, Media and the Politics of Identity (Indiana University Press, 1997), Contesting Identity: Sports in American Film (University of Illinois Press, 2003), Steven Soderbergh (University of Illinois Press 2011), and A Companion to Martin Scorsese (Wiley Blackwell, 2014).  

Publications
  • Aaron Baker. A Companion to Martin Scorsese (2014)
  • Aaron Baker. “Global Cinema and Contagion”  Film Quarterly (Spring 2013).
  • Aaron Baker. Steven Soderbergh. (2011).
  • Aaron Baker. "Remade by Steven Soderbergh". The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh (2011).
  • Aaron Baker. "Robert De Niro: Star as Actor Auteur". Acting for America: Movie Stars of the 1980s (2010).
  • Aaron Baker. Goal! and the Global Sports Film. Sport in Society (2008).
  • Aaron Baker. "1930". American Cinema of the 1930s: Themes and Variations (2007).
  • Aaron Baker. "Midtown Jewish Masculinity in Body and Soul". The City That Never Sleeps (2007).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
FMS 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 493Honors Thesis
FMS 493Honors Thesis
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
FMS 499Individualized Instruction
ENG 584Internship
ENG 590Reading and Conference
LIN 590Reading and Conference
FMS 590Reading and Conference
LIN 592Research
ENG 592Research
LIN 593Applied Project
FMS 593Applied Project
ENG 593Applied Project
LIN 595Continuing Registration
ENG 595Continuing Registration
LIN 599Thesis
ENG 599Thesis
ENG 784Internship
APL 784Internship
APL 790Reading and Conference
ENG 790Reading and Conference
LIN 790Reading and Conference
LIN 792Research
ENG 792Research
APL 792Research
LIN 795Continuing Registration
APL 795Continuing Registration
ENG 795Continuing Registration
LIN 799Dissertation
APL 799Dissertation
ENG 799Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 468Crime & Violence American Film
FMS 492Honors Directed Study
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
FMS 493Honors Thesis
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
FMS 499Individualized Instruction
FMS 504Film Analysis
ENG 580Practicum
ENG 584Internship
FMS 590Reading and Conference
ENG 590Reading and Conference
LIN 590Reading and Conference
LIN 592Research
ENG 592Research
FMS 593Applied Project
ENG 593Applied Project
LIN 593Applied Project
ENG 595Continuing Registration
LIN 595Continuing Registration
ENG 780Practicum
ENG 784Internship
ENG 790Reading and Conference
APL 790Reading and Conference
LIN 790Reading and Conference
LIN 792Research
ENG 792Research
ENG 795Continuing Registration
LIN 795Continuing Registration
LIN 799Dissertation
ENG 799Dissertation
APL 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
FMS 492Honors Directed Study
FMS 493Honors Thesis
ENG 493Honors Thesis
FMS 499Individualized Instruction
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
LIN 590Reading and Conference
FMS 590Reading and Conference
ENG 590Reading and Conference
LIN 592Research
ENG 592Research
ENG 593Applied Project
LIN 593Applied Project
FMS 593Applied Project
ENG 595Continuing Registration
LIN 595Continuing Registration
ENG 599Thesis
LIN 599Thesis
LIN 780Practicum
APL 784Internship
ENG 790Reading and Conference
LIN 790Reading and Conference
APL 790Reading and Conference
APL 792Research
LIN 792Research
ENG 792Research
ENG 795Continuing Registration
LIN 795Continuing Registration
LIN 799Dissertation
ENG 799Dissertation
APL 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 340Contemp Amer Film/Pop Culture
FMS 468Crime & Violence American Film
ENG 484Internship
ENG 492Honors Directed Study
FMS 492Honors Directed Study
FMS 493Honors Thesis
ENG 493Honors Thesis
FMS 499Individualized Instruction
ENG 499Individualized Instruction
LIN 584Internship
ENG 584Internship
FMS 590Reading and Conference
LIN 590Reading and Conference
ENG 590Reading and Conference
ENG 592Research
LIN 592Research
ENG 593Applied Project
LIN 593Applied Project
FMS 593Applied Project
LIN 595Continuing Registration
ENG 595Continuing Registration
ENG 599Thesis
LIN 599Thesis
ENG 784Internship
APL 784Internship
APL 790Reading and Conference
LIN 790Reading and Conference
ENG 790Reading and Conference
APL 792Research
LIN 792Research
ENG 792Research
LIN 795Continuing Registration
ENG 795Continuing Registration
APL 795Continuing Registration
LIN 799Dissertation
APL 799Dissertation
ENG 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 100Introduction to Film
FMS 377Baseball, Film & America Dream
FMS 468Crime & Violence American Film
FMS 593Applied Project
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 507Crime & Violence American Film
FMS 593Applied Project
MLS 598Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 503Media Industries
FMS 593Applied Project
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 100Introduction to Film
FMS 377Baseball, Film & America Dream
FMS 468Crime & Violence American Film
FMS 484Internship
FMS 504Film Analysis
FMS 593Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 507Crime & Violence American Film
FMS 593Applied Project
MLS 598Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 340Contemp Amer Film/Pop Culture
FMS 593Applied Project
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 100Introduction to Film
FMS 377Baseball, Film & America Dream
FMS 484Internship
FMS 504Film Analysis
FMS 593Applied Project
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 340Contemp Amer Film/Pop Culture
FMS 593Applied Project
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 507Crime & Violence American Film
FMS 590Reading and Conference
FMS 593Applied Project
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 100Introduction to Film
FMS 377Baseball, Film & America Dream
FMS 468Crime & Violence American Film
FMS 593Applied Project
FMS 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FMS 377Baseball, Film & America Dream
FMS 593Applied Project
FMS 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Aaron Baker. "Intersectionality in Venus Vs." The American Studies Association Conference. (Oct. 2016).
  • Aaron Baker. "Screening Jackie Robinson." The American Studies Association Conference. (Oct. 2015)
  • Aaron Baker, "The Real Rocky. Television Documentary and the American Dream." The Italian American Studies Conference. The University of Toronoto. (Oct. 2014).
  • Aaron Baker, "Contagion, Fractal Narrative and Global Cinema." Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual  Conference (Mar. 2013).
  • Aaron Baker. "Masculinity, Race and Violence On Any Given Sunday." Invited Presentation, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (Nov 2012).
  • Aaron Baker. "Steven Soderbergh: Authorship, Independent and Hybrid Cinema." Invited Presentation, Dept. of English, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea (Mar 2010).
  • Aaron Baker. "Antonioni, Soderbergh and The Color of Money". Society for Film and Media Studies Annual Conference, Los Angeles (Mar 2010).
  • Aaron Baker. "Italian American Masculinity, Violence and Football in Any Given Sunday." Film and History Conference (Nov 2008).
  • Aaron Baker. "Goal! and The Global Sports Film." Association for Cultural Studies (Jul .2008).
  • Aaron Baker. "Nuovomondo and the Immigration Debate." Society of Film and Media Studies (Mar. 2008).
Service
  • Interim Chair, Department of English (2016-17)
  • DIrector of ASU Film and Media Studies Program (2011-2016)
  • Editor for Sports, Media and Society Book Series at University of Nebraska Press (2014-present)
  • FMS Faculty Advisor, ASU Barrett Honors College (2006 - Present)
  • Grant Board Member, Arizona Humanities Council Grant Committee (2009-2010) 
  • Reviewer, Communication and Sport (2015)
  • Board Member, ASU Institute for Humanities Research  (2014)
  • Reviewer, Cinema Journal (2007)
  • Reviewer, Oxford University Press, Book Reviewer (2006)