Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
Board Member of Cinematheque Waterloo (2008-2011).
Juror for the Brantford Film Festival Competition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).
Juror for Grand River Film Festival’s “Short Shorts” Competition (2009, 2010).
Juror for the Multicultural Cinema Club’s Local Focus Film Festival Competition (2010, 2011).
Awards and Achievements
Edgar Award Nomination for 'Best Critical/Biographical Book' (2012) for Detecting Women.
Anthony Award Nomination for 'Best Critical Nonfiction Work' (2012) for Detecting Women.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Insight Grant (2012-16) for Detecting Chinatown.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Standard Research Grant (2005-09) for Softboiled Men and Hardboiled Women.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I have supervised doctoral students working on topics including transnational Chinese action heroines, women in silent war films and Hollywood auteurs and digital cinema. I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of American film history, gender and genre.
EN 616: Women and Crime in Fiction and Film.
EN 650: Hardboiled Fiction and Film.
EN 615: Film Spectatorship.
FS 101: Film and Narrative.
FS 103: Film and Genre.
FS 243: Hollywood Auteurs.
FS 249: The Detective Film.
FS 252: Film Noir.
FS 257: The Western.
FS 264: American Film 1929-1969.
FS 341: Classical Film Theory.
FS 344: American Film Since 1969.
FS 443a: War in Literature and Film.
Gates, P. and Lisa Funnell, eds. Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas: The Reel Asian Exchange. New York: Routledge, 2011. 244 pp.
Gates, P. Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011. 416 pp.
Gates, P. Detecting Men: Masculinity and the Hollywood Detective Film. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2006. 346 pp.
Gillis, Stacy and P. Gates, eds. The Devil Himself: Villainy in Detective Fiction and Film. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2002. 217 pp.
Gates, P. “The Assimilated Asian American as American Action Hero: Anna May Wong, Keye Luke, and James Shigeta in the Classical Hollywood Detective Film.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies 22.2 (Fall 2013): 19-40.
Gates, P. “The Asian Renovation of Biracial Buddy Action: Negotiating Globalization in the Millennial Hollywood Cop Action Film.” Journal of Popular Film and Television 40.2 (2012): 83-93.
Gates, P. “Acting His Age?: The Resurrection of the 80s Action Heroes and their Aging Stars.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 27.4 (2010): 276-89.
Gates, P. “The Maritorious Melodrama: Film Noir with a Female Detective.” Journal of Film and Video 61.3 (Fall 2009): 24-39.
Gates, P. “The Three Sam Spades: The Shifting Model of American Masculinity in the Three Films of The Maltese Falcon.” Framework 49.1 (Spring 2008): 7-26.
Gates, P. “‘Fighting the Good Fight’: The Real and the Moral in the Contemporary Hollywood Combat Film.” Quarterly Review of Film and Video 22.4 (Oct-Dec 2005): 297-310.
Gates, P. “Manhunting: The Female Detective in the Contemporary Serial Killer Film.” Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities 24.1 (Fall 2004): 42-61.
Gates, P. “Always a Partner in Crime: Black Masculinity and the Hollywood Detective Film.” The Journal of Popular Film and Television 32.1 (Spring 2004): 20-9.
Gates, P. “The Man’s Film: Woo and the Pleasure of Male Melodrama.” The Journal of Popular Culture 35.1 (Summer 2001): 59-79.
Gates, P. “Independence Unpunished: The Female Detective in Classic Film Noir.” Kiss the Blood off my Hands: Re-Screening Classic Noir. Ed. Robert Miklitsch. Champaign, IL: Illinois University Press (forthcoming 2014).
Gates, P. “’‘Hidden in the Snow’: Female Violence against the Men Who Hate Women in the ‘Millennium’ Adaptations.” Rape in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy and Beyond: Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction. Eds. Berit Ǻström, Katarina Gregersdotter, and Tanya Horeck. London: Palgrave Macmillan (2012). 193-214.
Gates, P. “A Good Vintage or Damaged Goods? Clint Eastwood and Aging in Hollywood Film.” Clint Eastwood, Actor and Director: Volume II. Ed. Leonard Engel. Salt Lake City: Utah UP (2012): 168-89.
Gates. P. “Hong Kong Noir: American Film Noir and Asian Innovation, 1956-66.” Transnational Asian Identities in Pan-Pacific Cinemas: The Reel Asian Exchange. Ed. P. Gates and L. Funnell. New York: Routledge (2011). 3-16.
Gates, P. “Criminal Investigation on Film.” Blackwell Companion to Crime Fiction. Eds. Charles J. Rzepka and Lee Horsley. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing (2010). 344-355.
Gates, P. “Getting Away with It: Villainy in the Contemporary Hollywood Detective Film.” The Devil Himself: Villainy in Detective Fiction and Film. Eds. S. Gillis and P. Gates. Westport: Greenwood Press (2002). 183-96.