Bio:Timothy Barnard is a Senior Lecturer in Film & Media Studies at the College of William and Mary and the founding director of W&M’s Global Film Festival (GFF) started in 2008. He is also currently serving as the Director of W&M's Washington DC New Media Summer Institute. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies from W&M in 2005. Teaching and research interests include film and transnationalism; Franco-American film relations; community-based documentary film production and education; the Western and the American West in literature, film and popular culture; and the history and production of film festivals as forms of both local community engagement and international film distribution and exhibition. Courses taught for Film & Media Studies include freshman writing seminars, world cinema surveys, senior seminars, “Film Festival History & Production,” “The W&M GFF Documentary Project,” and “Video
Production: Teaching & Learning (The Do-It-Young/Film-It-Yourself Youth Filmmaking Worsksops Project). Barnard grew up in Reno, Nevada and has since lived, studied, and/or taught in Mexico, England, Spain, France, Madagascar, and Ireland.