UC Berkeley Department of Film and Media

Department of Film & Media UC Berkeley

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Current Student

Lisa Jacobson

Television (particularly American and German), theories of history and memory, seriality, new media, allegory


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Lisa W. Jacobson is a PhD candidate in Film & Media working on contemporary American and German film and television. Her dissertation focuses on recent American and German historical television melodramas and the shifting historiographic role of broadcast/post-broadcast television. She received an MA in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley, as well as an MA (Research) in Art & Literature from Leiden University in the Netherlands and a BA from Brown University.