About the AIZEN

Vice President / Vice-Président
Prof. Robert Singer

Robert Singer is a Professor of English at Kingsborough, CUNY, and Professor of Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he also served as the Deputy Executive Director of the program. He received a Ph.D from New York University in Comparative Literature. His areas of expertise include literary and film interrelations, interdisciplinary research in film history and aesthetics, and comparative studies.

He co-edited Zola and Film (2005), The Brooklyn Film (2003), and he also co-authored the text, The History of Brooklyn's Three Major Performing Arts Institutions (2003). He is currently working on a book on naturalism and film interrelations. He has also written articles on the Faust myth for the Mellen Series in Comparative Literature, the Rodopi Perspectives in Modern Literature, and the Centennial Review, as well as articles on film studies for Film/Literature Quarterly, Griffithiana, Dedalus, Act 4, Teaching English in the Two Year College, and PostScript.

Among his professional honors and awards have been PSC-CUNY Study Grants and the NEH Study Grant for College Teachers.

He is the vice-president of AIZEN, and he has written and directed several independent short films.

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