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Meghan Chandler (2015)


B.A. summa cum laude, Cinema & Cultural Studies (honors) and Psychology, SUNY Stony Brook
M.A., Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies, University of California, Irvine

Appointment/Title: Adjunct Professor in Art History, Santa Monica College

Advisor(s): Lucas Hilderbrand

Dissertation: “The Three Faces of Acetate: A Material and Cultural History of Celluloid Acetate Plastic in
Biomedicine, Photo-cinematic Imaging, and Preservation”

Biography/Additional Information

“The ‘Dollification’ of Riot Grrrls: Self-Fashioning Alternative Identities” with Diana Anselmo-Sequeira in The Doll Collection: The Many Meanings of Girls' Toys, ed. Miriam Forman-Brunell (Peter Lang Press, 2014)
“The Erotic Anatomies of Charles Estienne and Annie Sprinkle.” Porn Studies (Fall 2014)
“Hybridity and the Masquerade: Andrew Huang’s Doll Face” in Theorizing Visual Studies: Writing Through the Discipline, eds. James Elkins, Kristi McGuire, Maureen Burns, Alicia Chester, and Joel Kuennen (New York: Routledge, 2012)
“Grrrls and Dolls: Appropriated Images of Girlhood in the Works of Hans Bellmer and Riot Grrrls Bands,” Visual Culture & Gender 6 (2011): 30-39.

Humanities Collective research grant (UCI), 2014
Society for the History of Technology travel grant (SHOT), 2013
UC California Studies Consortium research grant (UCI), 2013
School of Humanities Summer Dissertation Fellowship (2013)
Outstanding Essay of the Year award for “Seeing Inside: Transparent Life, X-ray Film, and Celluloid Acetate Technology” (2013)
School of Humanities travel grant (2013, 2014)
Women's Studies Department Travel Grant (2012)

Interests: medium specificity; preservation and materiality; the body in visual culture; histories of
technologies; science and technology studies; amateur film and photography

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