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Hannah Spaulding

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow, Media History Research Centre, Concordia University

2018 – PhD Screen Cultures, Northwestern University

Hannah Spaulding’s research examines histories of media and technologies in the home, with a specific focus on issues of gender, discourse, and domesticity. Her dissertation analyzed fantasies and practices of interactive television from 1960 to 1990, tracing the relationships between technological change, family life, and visions of domestic futures. Her current research explores a history of surveillance technologies in the home. Working from an explicitly feminist and media historical perspective, she examines the imbrication of such devices (baby monitors, closed-circuit television, burglar alarms, etc.) with discourses of security, practices of care, and possibilities of pleasure that shape understandings and expectations of domestic everyday life.