Doctoral Student Fellow
Doctoral Student, Department of Media, Culture and Communication, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Project: The Communication Cure: Tele-Therapy 1890-2015
Hannah Zeavin is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU. Her research examines the relationships between the history of psychiatry and media history. Her dissertation, “The Communication Cure: Tele-Therapy 1890-2017” focuses on the delivery of talk therapy over distance, arguing that tele-therapy, far from being a new treatment modality in the age of Skype and smartphone apps, is at least as old as psychoanalysis itself. She has served as the Managing Editor of Catalyst: Feminism, Theory, and Technoscience, and the Assistant Editor of Public Culture and Public Books. Beyond the academy, she volunteers as a state-certified crisis counselor.