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Brian Bergen-Aurand, Ph.D.


Brian Bergen-Aurand specializes in film, ethics, humor, and embodiment and since 1989 has taught in South East Asia, the Middle East, and North America. He is the founding and chief editor of the journal Screen Bodies, an editor-at-large with the South Seattle Emerald, and the editor of two collections of essays: Comedy Begins with Our Simplest Gestures: Levinas, Ethics, and Humor and Transnational Chinese Cinema: Corporeality, Desire, and the Ethics of Failure. Currently, he is developing a curriculum in disability and service learning and completing a book on dis/ability and comedy tentatively entitled Stand-Up/Sit-Down. He received his PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Maryland, his MA in Literature from Salisbury University, and his BA in English from Purdue University.