Hunter Vaughan


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