Media and Cultural Studies
2153 Vilas Hall
- Thursday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Expertise and Activities
Leah Steuer is a PhD candidate in Media & Cultural Studies. Her work engages the body as primary site of media reception, framing fandom in terms of sensation, emotion, and touch. She is interested in affective/somatic approaches to audience studies, transformative fanworks, sound, and haptic media. Recent projects include:
- Vision-impaired audiences: audio description and affective access
- Food re-creation as fannish consumption
- ASMR culture on YouTube
- Television re-watching and emotional regulation
She is the editor-in-chief of Playback and has served as the editorial assistant for the International Journal of Cultural Studies.
- CA 250: Survey of Contemporary Media
- CA 351: Television Industries
- CA 451: Television Criticism
- Sharon Sites Award, 2018
- “Structural Affects of Soap Opera Fan Correspondence, 1970s–80s.” Transformative Works and Cultures, Vol. 30, 2019, doi:10.3983/twc.2019.1735.
- “Feeling Forms: ASMR Roleplays as Receptive Media Practice (video essay),” Playback, October 2019.
- “DANGEROUS GAME,” Cinematheque, April 2019.
- “Spooky Pedagogy,” Playback, October 2018.
- TINGLES!: New Potentials for Studying the Embodied Audience,” Playback, September 2018.
- THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,” Cinematheque, September 2018.
- “Visions of Female Nudity on and Beyond ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’,” Playback, March 2018.
- Peabody Awards Screening Committee, 2019 & 2020
- Graduate Student Organization rep, 2019-2020
- M.A. Cinema & Media Studies, UCLA, 2017
- B.A. Pomona College, 2011