Hannah completed her doctoral studies at the University of East Anglia, School of Film and Television Studies, Norwich, where her PhD was conferred in 2009. Prior to joining King’s she worked as a sessional lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Norwich City College of Further and Higher Education from 2006-2008, a Media Studies teacher at Long Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge from 2008-2009, and as Lecturer in Media Studies at Massey University from 2009-2012. She worked as Lecturer in Film Studies (Hollywood Cinema) at King’s College London from 2013-15 and Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of East Anglia from 2015-17. Currently she is Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication at the School of Journalism, Media and Culture at Cardiff University.
Hannah first monograph on postfeminist fatherhood in contemporary U.S. film was published by Routledge in 2014. She has also published on recessionary reality TV, austerity celebrity, and Ashes to Ashes as postfeminist recession television; as well as on postfeminist media culture, contemporary celebrity culture, classical and contemporary Hollywood stardom, postfeminist masculinity in contemporary Hollywood, and masculinities in popular cinema after 9/11.
Her current research focuses on feminist media history - specifically the intersection between second wave feminist activism and the emergence of feminist media studies in U.K. higher education; on depictions of the NHS in the media; and on Generation X and the media.