Hudson McFann
I am a geographer, oral historian, editor, typewriter technician, and artist.

Currently a PhD candidate in geography at Rutgers, 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. I am also coordinating an ongoing oral history project called "Recollecting Khao I Dang."

My research interests include the history and politics of humanitarianism, aesthetics, theories of memory and archives, security, and political violence. In 2020, my first book, Futureproof: Security Aesthetics and the Management of Life, co-edited with Asher Ghertner and Daniel Goldstein, was published by Duke University Press.
At Rutgers, alongside my doctoral studies, I work as a fellowship advisor at GradFund, an office in the School of Graduate Studies that assists graduate students in applying for external grants and fellowships.

Prior to entering the PhD program in geography at Rutgers, I completed a BA in geography at Ohio State, an MA in political ecology and ethnographic film at NYU Gallatin, 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.

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