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Maria San Filippo

Associate Professor of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College

Maria San Filippo is an associate professor of media studies at Emerson College and editor of New Review of Film and Television Studies. 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 a 2021-22 Fulbright U.S. Scholar in the Department of American Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.


  • –present
    Associate Professor of Visual and Media Arts , Emerson College


  • 2007 
    UCLA , PhD / Cinema and Media Studies