Catherine Zimmer

Catherine Zimmer

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Film and Screen Studies

Catherine Zimmer



PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 2002

BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1993
Film Studies

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ENG 110: Composition
ENG 120: Critical Writing
ENG 201: Writing in the Disciplines
ENG 395: Independent Study in English
ENG 397: Critical Writing and Analysis
FSS 202: History of Film
FSS 203: The Art of Film
FSS 237: Topics in Horror
FSS 240: Film Genres
FSS 270: Cinematic Spaces
FSS 296: Film Genres
FSS 296: Topic: Cinema Auteurs
FSS 296: Topic: Cinematic Spaces
FSS 383: Theories of Film
FSS 386: Seminar on Film
FSS 393: Internship in FSS
FSS 395: Independent Study
FSS 395: Indpdnt Stdy in Flm & Scrn Std
INT 198: Cmptrs & the Srvllnc Scty
INT 298: The Blgy of Scnce Fiction Film
INT 298: The Blgy of Scnce Fiction Flm
LIT 202: History of Film
LIT 203: The Art of Film
LIT 211: Literature through Film
LIT 211: The Individual and Society
LIT 395: Independent Study
LIT 395: Independent Study-Literature
UNV 101: First-Yr Smnr: Unvrsty Commnty
WS 288: Women & Film: Past & Present
WS 296: Women & Film, Past and Present

Publications and Presentations


"The Work of Horror after GET OUT"
Zimmer, C. (2023, June). Aviva Briefel and Jason Middleton (Eds.), Austin, TX :University of Texas Press.

"Spectacles of Anti-Black Violence: A Conversation" (Dossier on New Black Horror)
Cramer, L. M. & Zimmer, C. (2023, February). Academic Journal.

“Oversights: The Massive Surveillance Apparatus We Live in is Made for Consumers, Not for People”
Zimmer, C. (2020, June). ;login:.

“We Live in an Age of Dynasties"
Zimmer, C. (2018, November). ;login:.

"Serial Surveillance: Television, Narrative, and the End of the World"
Zimmer, C. (2018, January (1st Quarter/Winter)). Academic Journal.

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

"How Email Ruined My Life"
Zimmer, C. (2015, June). (Issue 6/23/2015)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • American Studies Association
  • Modern Language Association
  • Society for Cinema and Media Studies