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Authors | Hannah Tollefson

Hannah Tollefson is a Ph.D. student in communication studies at McGill University. Informed by environmental humanities and media and technology studies, her research examines the mutual implications of environment and infrastructure, with a focus on how extraction, energy, and logistics shape settler-colonial economies and ecologies.

Articles on Amodern by Hannah Tollefson


A Dialogue on Dylan Robinson’s Hungry Listening

Dylan Robinson's Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies emerges from encounters between Indigenous sound performance and Western art music. The book takes aim at the pernicious tendency for the latter to insist upon aesthetic assimilation as the end-goal of these encounters, which far too often means derogating the former’s ontologies and protocols of song. In this dialogue-review, members from the The Culture and Technology Discussion and Working Group (The CATDAWG) situate the book within sound studies and critiques of settler colonial listening, reflecting on the major conceptual contributions of the book such as sensate sovereignty, hungry listening, and critical listening positionality.