Lecturer in the Departments of English and History at the University of California, Berkeley
Hannah Zeavin is a Lecturer in the Departments of English and History at the University of California, Berkeley and is on the Executive Committee of the University of California at Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society and on the Executive Committee of the Berkeley Center for New Media. Additionally, she is a visiting fellow at the Columbia University Center for the Study of Social Difference. Zeavin serves as an Editorial Associate for The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association and is a co-founder of The STS Futures Initiative.
Zeavin’s first book, The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy is now out from MIT Press, with a Foreword by John Durham Peters. She is at work on her second book, Mother’s Little Helpers: Technology in the American Family (MIT Press, 2023). Other work has appeared in or is forthcoming from differences, Dissent, The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, N+1, Slate, Technology & Culture,The Washington Post, and beyond.
Zeavin received her B.A. from Yale University in 2012 and her Ph.D. from the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU in 2018.
n.d. Mother’s Little Helpers: Technology in the American Family, under contract (Cambridge, M A: MIT Press). (Awarded Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology from the Society for the History of Technology (2021)
2021 The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy (forward by John Durham Peters) (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press).
Reviews: The Baffler, Engineering & Technology
Edited volumes & special issues
n.d. Reconsidering John Lilly (edited volume), co-edited with Jeffrey Mathias, in progress.
2023 Special Issue on Media Histories of Care, Feminist Media Histories, co-edited with Olivia Banner (Winter).
Peer-reviewed articles & book chapters
2021 “Hot and Cool Mothers,” differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies 32, no. 3
2021 “Teletherapy in Crisis,” Psyche and Culture [Japanese] (Fall).
2018 “Freud’s Séances,” American Imago 75, no. 1 (Spring): 53-65.
2017 “War Games: Mourning Loss Through Play” in Shared Traumas, Silent Loss, Public and Private Mourning, edited by Lene Auestad (London: Karnac Books), 1-15. Republished by Routledge in 2018.