Maria San Filippo

American Studies (Lecturing Award)

Home Institution
Goucher College
Host Institution
University of Innsbruck
Project Title
The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: “Feel-Bad Cinema” Meets “Bad Feminists”
19 February 2022 – 7 July 2022

Maria San Filippo is an associate professor in the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work examines screen media’s intersections with gender and sexuality, focusing on feminist and queer works of contemporary film and television. She holds a PhD in cinema and media studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Cinema and Media Studies at Wellesley College, which is also her undergraduate alma mater. She authored the Lambda Literary Award-winning The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television (2013) and ‘Provocauteurs’ and Provocations: Screening Sex in 21st Century Media (2021), both published by Indiana University Press, along with a Queer Film Classics volume on Desiree Akhavan's Appropriate Behavior (2014), forthcoming from McGill-Queen's University Press in fall 2022. She edited the collection After ‘Happily Ever After’: Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age (Wayne State University Press, 2021), and is editor of the academic quarterly New Review of Film and Television Studies.