Media and Cultural Studies
2153 Vilas Hall
- Thursday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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Leah Steuer is a PhD candidate in the Media & Cultural Studies division of Communication Arts. 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.
- M.A. Cinema & Media Studies, UCLA, 2017
- B.A. Pomona College, 2011
- Sharon Sites Award, 2018
- “DANGEROUS GAME: Madonna Looks Into the Mother of Mirrors,” Cinematheque, April 2019.
- “Spooky Pedagogy,” Playback, October 2018.
- TINGLES!: ASMR on YouTube and New Potentials for Studying the Embodied Audience,” Playback, September 2018.
- THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS: Lightness in the Face of Mortal Horrors,” Cinematheque, September 2018.
- “The Boob Tube: Visions of Female Nudity on and Beyond ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’,” Playback, March 2018.
- CA 250: Survey of Contemporary Media
- CA 351: Television Industries