Lisa Jacobson

Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Email Address:
lisawj@gatech.edu

Overview

Pronunciation of Name:
LEE-suh JAY-cub-sin
Personal Pronouns:
she/her

Lisa Wells Jacobson is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication. She received her PhD from UC Berkeley’s Department of Film & Media in 2022. Her scholarship asks how contemporary television writes history. Her recent work investigates how US period television serials like The Americans (FX, 2013-2018) dramatize discontent with today’s digitally connected world by imagining a slower, more human-scale past. She is currently researching the rise of openly anachronistic historical films and television series in the “post-truth” era. Her writing has appeared in Film Quarterly and is forthcoming in New Review of Film and Television Studies and The Oxford Handbook of Global Realisms.

Education:
  • PhD in Film & Media, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA in Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA in Art and Literature, Leiden University, Netherlands
Areas of
Expertise:
  • Digital Media
  • Film & Media Studies
  • Historical Fiction
  • Seriality
  • Television Studies

Interests

Research Fields:
  • Digital Media
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
Issues:
  • Cinema Studies
  • Digital Communication
  • Film History and Theory
  • Television Studies

Courses

  • ENGL-1101: English Composition I
  • ENGL-1102: English Composition II