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Catherine Zimmer

Associate Professor
Department Chairperson

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Film and Screen Studies

  • @New York City


PhD , University of California, Berkeley , 2002

MA , University of California, Berkeley , 1997

BA , University of California, Berkeley , 1993
Film Studies


Zimmer, C. (2015). Surveillance Cinema (NYU Press). New York, NY, United States: NYU Press.

Zimmer, C. (2015, June 23). "How Email Ruined My Life". (Issue 6/23/2015) http://avidly.lareviewofbooks.org/2015/06/23/how-email-ruined-my-life/

Zimmer, C. “Peter Whitehead's The Perception of Life and the Biological Aesthetic". Framework. Vol 52

Zimmer, C. “Surveillance Cinema: Narrative between Technology and Politics”. Surveillance and Society.

Zimmer, C. “Caught on Tape?: The Politics of Video in the New Torture Film". Aviva Briefel and Sam J. MIller (Eds.), Horror after 9/11. Austin, TX, US: University of Texas Press.

Zimmer, C. “Surveillance and Social Memory: Strange Days Indeed". Discourse. Vol 32 (Issue 3)

Zimmer, C. (2008). "The You in YouTube". Jonathan Silverman and Dean Rader (Eds.), The World is a Text. New Jersey, USA: Prentice Hall. (Issue 3rd Edition) , pages 108-113.

Zimmer, C. (2008, August). “Histories of The Watermelon Woman: Reflexivity between Race and Gender". Camera Obscura 68. Vol 23 (Issue 2) , pages 40-67.

Zimmer, C. (2004). “The Camera's Eye: Peeping Tom and Technological Perversion". Steffen Hantke (Eds.), Horror Film: Creating and Marketing Fear. University of MIssissippi Press. , pages 35-51.


Zimmer, C. (2016, April 2). Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. "Seriality and Surveillance: Television and Surveillant Narration". Atlanta

Zimmer, C. (2016, April 1). Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference. Respondent, "Beyond the Panopticon: Media Archaeologies of the Surveillance State". Atlanta


  • American Studies Association 2013
  • Modern Language Association 2001
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2000
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