bio

 

Leah Shafer is an Assistant Professor in the Media and Society Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, where she teaches courses in media studies, with an emphasis on television, advertising, and new media. Her scholarship focuses on advertising history, online video, spectacle and comedy, and media literacy. She is also a maker of experimental documentaries.

See my HWS Colleges bio page here.

Here’s a list of events I’ve organized, moderated, or otherwise helped move forward over the past few years:

Slow Scholarship: a Worldmaking Event @ #scms16

Participatory Pedagogy @ #scms15

Internet Cat Video Festival @ Cornell Cinema

Archival Activism: Reclaiming and Remixing the Battle of Seattle @ #scms14