Hannah Zeavin Wins the 2021 Brooke Hindle Award

06 Dec, 2021

Hannah Zeavin Wins the 2021 Brooke Hindle Award

Congratulations, Hannah Zeavin! Hannah was recently awarded the Brooke Hindle Postdoctoral Fellowship in the History of Technology by the Society for the History of Technology. The award carries a purse of $10,000 to be used for research.

Hannah was awarded the Brooke Hindle Fellowship for her forthcoming book Mother’s Little Helpers: Technology in the American Family (MIT Press, under contract), which tells the complicated story of American techno-parenting, from The Greatest Generation through millennials, for an object lesson in how using technology in our most intimate relationships became a moral flash point. Growing out of The Distance Cure’s consideration of technologized care, Mother’s Little Helpers contributes a history of the contradictions of techno-parenting via an investigation of how the use of some technologies are interrelated with concepts of “maternal fitness,” medical redlining, and socio-medical surveillance of children, parents, and other caregivers. Zeavin offers narratives of parenting in its extremity (Shaken Baby Syndrome) and its ostensible banality (the Nanny Cam) and how the two are often intertwined (one did indeed beget the other).

Find out more about Mother's Little Helpers here.

Read more about the Fellowship here.

See the full list of Fellowship winners here.