Winner of Woodrow Wilson Fellowship; Regents Fellowship (University of California at Berkeley); NDEA Fellowship; NYU Presidential Fellowship for Junior Faculty; Rockefeller Fellowship; Fulbright Lectureship; and Guggenheim Fellowship.
Author, Flagging Patriotism: Crises of Narcissism and Anti-Americanism (Routledge, 2006); Francois Truffaut and Friends: Modernism, Sexuality, and Film Adaptation (Rutgers, 2006); Literature through Film: Realism, Magic and the Art of Adaptation (Blackwell, 2005); Literature and Film: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Adaptation (Blackwell, 2005); Companion to Literature and Film (Blackwell, 2004); Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2000); Tropical Multiculturalism: A Comparative History of Race in Brazilian Cinema and Culture (Duke, 1997); Reflexivity in Film and Literature (UMI Press, 1985); Brazilian Cinema (Associated University Presses, 1982); O Espetáculo Interrompido (The Interrupted Spectacle) in Portuguese (Paze e Terra, 1981); Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism and Film (Johns Hopkins, 1989); New Vocabularies in Film Semiotics: Structuralism, Post-Structuralism and Beyond (Routledge); and Bakhtin (Attica). Coauthor (with Ella Shohat), Multiculturalism, Postcoloniality, and Transnational Media (Rutgers, 2000) and Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (Routledge, 1994). Coeditor (with Toby Miller), A Companion to Film Theory (Blackwell, 1999) and Film and Theory: An Anthology (Blackwell, 2000).
Lectures and papers at Yale University; University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee); University of Iowa; University of California (Berkeley); and Syracuse University. Works translated into and published in: French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Italian, Greek, Farsi, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Hebrew.
Ph.D., California (Berkeley)
Studied at Oxford, the Sorbonne, and Paris VIII (Vincennes)