Hannah is a Film Studies Ph.D. candidate with a Master's in Film Studies from the University of Iowa. Prior to coming to Iowa, she earned a BA in English at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and received Honors in Creative Writing.
Her research interests include American Cinema post-1960, feminism, experimental documentaries, performance studies, creative writing, horror films, and film criticism.
She is a 2019 Obermann Graduate Institute Fellow and is a 2019 Obermann Public Scholar, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of the Humanities for the Public Good Graduate Initiative at The Englert Theatre.
Her recent publications include:
"Fixed in a Moment of Fierce Attention: 13 Ways of Looking at Claire Underwood" for The Little Patuxent Review's Winter 2018 Issue https://littlepatuxentreview.org/2018/01/27/from-our-current-issue-hannah-bonner/
"Our Bodies, Our Self(ies): Mediating and Mitigating Social Media and Surveillance in Girls" in Routledge's HBO's Original Voices: Race, Gender, Sexuality and Power (2018) https://www.routledge.com/HBOs-Original-Voices-Race-Gender-Sexuality-and-Power/McCollum-Monteverde/p/book/9781138234444
"Technology, Social Media and (Self) Surveillance in Horror Films" in Emerald Publishing Limited's Gender and Contemporary Horror in Film (2019) https://books.emeraldinsight.com/page/detail/Gender-and-Contemporary-Horror-in-Film/?k=9781787698987
"Performing Archives in the Present: Exploring Feminist Performance Art, The Politics of (In)Visibility, and the Archive of #MeToo and #TimesUp" in South Central Review (2019) https://muse.jhu.edu/issue/40725