Hudson McFann
I am a PhD candidate in geography at Rutgers University, where I am writing my dissertation on the history and legacies of Khao I Dang refugee camp, built in Thailand after the fall of the Khmer Rouge. At Rutgers, I am also an advisor at GradFund, an office within the School of Graduate Studies that assists graduate students in applying for external grants and fellowships.

Prior to beginning my PhD study, I completed a BA in geography at Ohio State University, an MA in political ecology and ethnographic film at NYU, and spent an academic year in Canada on a Fulbright grant. I also worked on international environmental policy as a SustainUS delegate to UN negotiations in New York and Rio de Janeiro.
As an historical and political geographer, my interests include the history and politics of humanitarianism, aesthetics, theories of memory and archives, oral history, and political violence. Much of my recent work has focused on war, genocide, and displacement in Cambodia and Southeast Asia since the mid-twentieth century. My first book, Futureproof: Security Aesthetics and the Management of Life, co-edited with Asher Ghertner and Daniel Goldstein, was published in 2020 by Duke University Press.

I live in New York, where I also work part-time at Gramercy Typewriter Co. and am active as an artist and designer.