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 Non-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 Film & 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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