Laura Springman

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PhD Student

Laura holds a BA in History from DePaul University and an MA in Media Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. Their master’s thesis explored hauntings depicted in American haunted house horror films and questioned how these tales obfuscated or shed light on systems of violence, death, and memory in the real world. Their research interests include the exploration of the messy separation between the real world and fictional media, representation and reception, applications of necropolitical theory to horror films, and anything and everything related to horror & ghosts. Other research interests include fan studies and the creation of fan identities.

In their free time, Laura is an avid fan of music, TikTok cat videos, and medical history books.