Constance Penley

Constance Penley is professor of film and media studies and co-director of the Carsey-Wolf Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her major research areas are film and media history and theory, feminist theory, cultural studies, contemporary art, and science and technology studies. She is a founding editor of Camera Obscura: Feminism, Media, Cultural Studies and editor or co-editor of several influential collections including Feminism and Film TheoryMale TroubleTechnoculture, and The Visible Woman: Imaging Technologies, Science and Gender. She is the author of The Future of an Illusion: Film, Feminism, and PsychoanalysisNASA/TREK: Popular Science and Sex in America, and the forthcoming Teaching Pornography.