UC SANTA BARBARA

Film & Media Studies Graduate Student

Lisa Han

Biography

Lisa Han is a PhD candidate in Film and Media Studies at UC Santa Barbara. Her research interests revolve around the intersections between the environmental humanities, STS, and media infrastructure studies. Her dissertation examines the history and culture of seafloor media technologies. In particular, her work examines various forms of information collection at the seafloor, using media studies, infrastructural, and ecological perspectives to consider the social imaginaries and competing regimes of value (scientific, industrial, political) around extractions of data and material. Lisa also conducts research in the medical humanities and digital humanities.

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Education

  • BA EnglishPrinceton University
  • MA/PhD Film and Media StudiesUC Santa Barbara