Daniel Smith-Rowsey teaches film studies at Folsom Lake College in California. His feature film, Fish, Chips and Mushy Peas, is scheduled for release in 2012. Also in 2012, his essay "Dustin Hoffman: As Artistic as Possible" is being published by Rutgers University Press in their anthology New Constellations: Movie Stars of the 1960s. He completed his doctorate at the University of Nottingham in Film and Television Studies in December 2010 with a thesis entitled "Representing Rough Rebels: How Star-Actors Defined the Hollywood Renaissance." He completed his master's degree in Critical Studies at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts in 2004.