Lisa Han

Film & Media Studies Graduate Student


2306 Social Sciences & Media Studies



Lisa Han is an MA/PhD student in Film and Media Studies at UCSB. She holds a BA in English from Princeton University, where she wrote her senior thesis on the genealogy of contemporary Hollywood "bug" films. At present, her research interests broadly revolve around new modalities for guiding, shaping, and controlling knowledge and pleasure through data collection and visualization. This includes work on the regimes of social surveillance in ridesharing apps, realism and medical imaging, theories and practices of keyword search, the evolution of weather media, and the role of usernames as digital passports. Methodologically, she is also a student of the digital humanities and digital methods. Lisa is on the editorial board of Media Fields Journal and a member of the Graduate Center for Literary Research student advisory board.