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Current Graduate Students

Lisa Jacobson


Television, history and memory, seriality, Cold War, media theory, new media

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Remote (please email for meeting link)

M 1-3 pm



Lisa Wells Jacobson is a PhD candidate in Film & Media focusing on contemporary American and German film and television. Her dissertation, “Spy Craft: Analog Espionage in The Americans,” investigates the show’s nostalgia for a distinctly pre-digital kind of careful, painstaking effort that goes into everything from digging a hole to coordinating information networks to building a marriage. Before joining the PhD program in Film, Lisa 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. She also has strong interests in pedagogy and teaching analytic writing.