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Current Graduate Students

Lisa Jacobson


Television (particularly American and German), history and memory, seriality, media theory, new media

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7403 Dwinelle

Wednesday and Friday 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm



Lisa Wells Jacobson is a PhD candidate in Film & Media working on contemporary American, German, and Russian film and television. Her dissertation, “History On Demand: The Cold War as Serial Television,” examines how recent Cold War TV dramas locate the origin of current on-demand digital streaming culture in the Cold War period. 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.