Hannah Tollefson

Hannah (she/her) is media and environmental studies scholar who works on questions of ecology, economy, and infrastructure. She studies how territory is technically mediated; the work of infrastructure in shaping relationships of place and scale; and the politics of energy transition. Her doctoral project is a study of how the coastlines and waterways of the Stal̕əw̓ estuary and the Salish Sea, which host the terminals and shipping lanes that comprise the Port of Vancouver, have been constructed, maintained, and contested as logistics space. This project is funded by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship and the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy. She is also working on a project with Dr Darin Barney about contemporary efforts to develop oil sands bitumen for non-combustion uses and to devise formats for transporting bitumen in solid phase. Her work has appeared in Grey Room, the Canadian Journal of Communication, and Amodern, as well as in collected anthologies published by MIT Press, the University of Minnesota Press, and Punctum Books among others.

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