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Grace Han (she/her) is a PhD candidate in Art History with a Film and Media Studies focus at Stanford University. She thinks about the animated banal under the supervision of Shane Denson.

Prior to her studies at Stanford, Grace completed her BA with Honors at UNC-Chapel Hill. Following graduation, her short “Just A Phase” was selected for the top 25 Campus Movie Fest 2018 nationals, and  screened in the Cannes Short Film Corner in 2019. After a year of working with CMF, she then moved to London to complete her MA at The Courtauld under the tutelage of Julian Stallabrass, Zehra Jumabhoy, and Nayun Jang. She also won the Maureen Furniss – Best Student Paper on Animated Media Award (2019), and is a fond alumnus of GoCritic! at Animafest Zagreb (2019).
Now, she’s slated to publish on repulsive TV in The Encyclopedia for Animation Studies, vol. 4 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2024). When she’s not writing for academia, she pops into press screenings as a Tomatometer-approved critic. She is also the Film/TV editor of Fantasy/Animation, co-admin for Asian Movie Pulse, and member of GALECA: The Society for LGBTQ Critics. She prefers to cover emerging Asian diaspora, women-identifying, and animation-related talent.

If you have any press requests, academic inquiries, or would like to talk about animation in general, feel free to reach her through Twitter (@gracehahahan).