Jennifer Seaman Cook is a published American Studies and Media Studies scholar, essayist, creative writer, and archival documentary media maker. Working at the intersections of politics and poetics, she specializes in visual and public cultures, cultural and social movements, and media and technology studies.
Jennifer Seaman Cook is a transnational American Studies scholar, media theorist, essayist, and creative writer working at the intersections of politics and poetics. She specializes in arts and public culture, cultural and social movements, and pre-digital to digital media studies. Her essays can be found in 3:AM Magazine, Furtherfield, LA Review of Books, PopMatters, Salon, and Heide Hatry’s photography book Not a Rose. Jennifer’s poetry has been published in Cedilla Literary Journal (in Ç viii (2014) alongside Amiri Baraka, archived at University of Montana), Lunch Ticket, Queen Mob’s Tea House, and more, and was awarded a Commendation in the Headstuff/Poetry Ireland contest for Poetry Day Ireland 2018. In England, Jennifer is published in Kevin Ring’s longstanding cult print publication Beat Scene. Her arts writing in anthology has premiered at the Frankfurt Book Fair and MoMa PS1.
Jennifer teaches long 20th century cultural history and media activism, and also processes the archives of publicly-funded emergent media and intermedia arts networks with the State University of New York, which she is completing her PhD. Jennifer is additionally Curator of the Buffalo Intermedia Festival (BiM) and an archival documentary media maker. Her augmented reality and experimental documentaries have screened with the World Infringement Congress, in the GPS airspaces of Montreal and Toronto, and within regional museums and art centers. She has a BFA in Graphic Design, and Masters Degrees in both Arts Education and Media Studies.