Hunter Vaughan is an environmental media scholar and cultural historian focusing on the relationship between screen media technologies, social justice, and the environment. His most recent book, Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: the Hidden Environmental Costs of the Movies (Columbia University Press, 2019) offers an environmental counter-narrative to the history of mainstream film culture and explores the environmental ramifications of the recent transition to digital technologies and practices.
He was a 2017 Rachel Carson Center Fellow and is co-founder and co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Environmental Media (Intellect Press). He is currently Principal Investigator, with Pietari Kaapa, on the AHRC-funded Global Green Media Network, and is a co-PI on the “Sustainability and the Subsea Telecommunication Cable Network” research project funded by the Internet Society Foundation
Research Fellow, Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy
July 2021 - Present