Honors Visiting Lecturer
Andrew Ryder earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Emory University, along with a certificate in Philosophy. He holds a B.A. from Bard College. He received a post-doctoral fellowship in French from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, he held faculty positions at the English department of Al-Quds University and the Gender Studies department of Central European University.
He has taught in the Czech Republic, Hungary, and the Palestinian Territories, as well as the United States. During these appointments, he advised numerous dissertations in a variety of subjects. These experiences have impressed on him the importance of interdisciplinary education, diversity, and transnational communication.
His teaching focuses on critical inquiry into contemporary human nature and experience, particularly with regard to technology and ecology. His courses are intended for students of all backgrounds and aim to incorporate a variety of distinct and individual perspectives. As a researcher, Andrew has written articles on world literature and contemporary thought. He is currently writing about Latin-American culture and democratization in that region.