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Media and Culture, Science and Technology Studies

Beardsley, Amanda

Binghamton | United States


Amanda Beardsley received her PhD in Art History at Binghamton University in 2019.

She has taught at Brooklyn College, Binghamton University, the University of Utah, and Utah State University.

Her dissertation, titled “Celestial Mechanics: Technologies of Salvation in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” composes a media history of the Latter-day Saint religion and investigates the relationship between aural technologies, sonic experience, and faith.

Her research interests include the intersection between science and religion, media theory and history, sound studies, American studies, modern and contemporary art and architecture, spatial and cultural politics, and gender studies.

She has forthcoming and published articles in Technology and Culture, Mormon Studies Review, and Nineteenth Century Studies.