Hannah Zeavin

Hannah Zeavin is a scholar, writer, and editor. She is an Assistant Professor of History at The Berkeley Center for New Media (UC Berkeley). Zeavin is the author of 'The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy' (2021) and 'Mother Media: Technology in the American Family' (MIT Press, expected 2025). She is at work on her third book, 'All Freud’s Children: A Story of Inheritance' (US: Penguin Press; UK: Fern Press). In 2021, Zeavin co-founded The Psychosocial Foundation and is the Founding Editor of 'Parapraxis', a new magazine for psychoanalysis. She also serves as an Associate Editor for 'Psychoanalysis & History', an Editorial Associate for 'The Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association', on the editorial board of 'Television and New Media', and a series editor of Palgrave’s 'Studies in the Psychosocial'. Essays and criticism have appeared in Bookforum, Dissent, The Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, n+1, The New York Review of Books, The New Yorker, and elsewhere.

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Protective Distance

Protective Distance


Letters always, according to Lacan, reach their destination. We all write with others, even or especially when we sit down to make work that is classified as a monograph, a site of supposedly individual effort.  What a particular honor then, to have the letter that is my book, The Distance Cure: A History of Teletherapy, […]