Summer van Houten

Researcher,
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media

Summer van Houten (she/her) is a Researcher at the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. Summer received her MA in Gender, Society, and Representation from University College London, having written her dissertation on the sociopolitical implications of feminist dystopian novels in the United States. Her research interests include feminist utopias and collective practices, experiences of motherhood, and matriarchies. She also holds a BA in Psychology and Feminist Studies from UCSB, where her thesis examined race and cultural affect in the Netherlands. Summer has worked as the Associate Director of the Speculative Literature Foundation, where she ran organizational development and educational programming. She’s an editor at the Ancillary Review of Books and is working on a forthcoming publication on decolonization efforts in museums. She lives in Brooklyn.

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