Maria San Filippo

The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television            (Indiana University Press, 2013) bword

Praise & publicity for The B Word:                          The Advocate                                                            Bisexual Book Award Finalist                            Cinema Journal                                                          Choice (Highly Recommended)                                Gay and Lesbian Review                                       Lambda Literary Award, Bisexual Fiction                   Next                                                                         Publishers Weekly                                                        Slant (Top 10 Film Studies Books 0f 2013)       UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television Wellesley Magazine

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Assistant Professor and Director of Cinema & Media Studies Program, Division of Liberal Arts, University of the Arts in Philadelphia                                                                                      Visiting Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2013-2014 Research Associate, Feminist Approaches to New Media, Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, 2012-2013                                                                                                    Lecturer, Studies of Women, Gender, & Sexuality, Harvard University, 2010-2013
Lecturer, American Studies / Cinema & Media Studies / English / Writing, Wellesley College, 2004, 2010-2013
Lecturer, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Cinema and Media Studies, Wellesley College, 2008-2010
Lecturer, Film & Television / LGBT Studies, UCLA, 2007-2008

EDUCATION
Ph.D., Cinema and Media Studies, UCLA (2007)
(Dissertation) Having It Both Ways: Bisexualities, Bi-textualities, and Crossover Cinema
Director: Janet Bergstrom. Committee: Denise Mann, Kathleen McHugh, James Schultz
M.A., Cinema Studies, New York University (2001)
B.A., cum laude, Film Studies and Political Science, Wellesley College (1998)
Non-degree, Government, The London School of Economics (1996-1997)

RESEARCH INTERESTS
Screening sexualities; queer theories of representation and spectatorship; art and independent cinema; 1960s-1970s cultural history; contemporary media industry studies; convergences of old and new media; experimental TV and documentary; star/fan studies.

TEACHING INTERESTS
U.S. and European cinema, classical – present; English-language television; film and media theory; feminist and queer theory; women’s and queer authorship; genre and narrative studies; art and independent cinema; documentary; adaptation; artistic movements; the contemporary media industry; 20th-21st century U.S. cultural history.

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS + AWARDS
Mary Elvira Stevens Traveling Fellowship, Wellesley College (2013-2014)                             Harvard University Bok Center Certificate of Teaching Excellence (2010, 2011, 2012)
Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cinema & Media Studies, Wellesley College (2008-2010)
UCLA Film & Television Archive Research Grant (2007)
UCLA Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship (2007)
UCLA Graduate Division Dissertation Year Fellowship (2006-2007)
Plitt Southern Theater Employees Trust Fellowship (2005)
Wellesley College Alumnae Fellowship for Graduate Study (2005-2006)
Otis Ferguson Memorial Award in Critical Writing (2003)
UCLA Graduate Division Summer Research Mentorship (2003)
NYU Cinema Studies Department Master’s Fellowship (2000)

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