Maria San Filippo

Associate Professor
Pronouns: (She/Her/Hers)
Maria San Filippo
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Maria San Filippo’s teaching and scholarship center on screen media’s intersections with gender and sexuality, focusing on feminist and queer works of contemporary film and television.

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, and edited the collection After ‘Happily Ever After’: Romantic Comedy in the Post-Romantic Age (Wayne State University Press, 2021). She is currently at work on a Queer Film Classics volume on Desiree Akhavan’s Appropriate Behavior (2014) to be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.

She is editor of the academic quarterly New Review of Film and Television Studies, and is a 2020-21 U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.



B.A., Wellesley College
M.A., New York University
Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles