Simogne Hudson’s research interests concern the affective pulses of technology and the interplay between feeling and conduits of connection and mediation that exist outside of the body. Employing archival methods and focusing on the instantiation of affect and memory through technology, her work takes shape as a scholarship of feelings felt in a context of innovation, automation, and exploitation. In addition to her own research endeavors, she is also a committee member of USC Annenberg’s communication and cultural studies graduate student conference, Critical Mediations.
Simogne holds a B.A. from Portland State University in Women’s Studies. There, her work focused on the co-construction of knowledge and racialized gender performativity in online spaces, particularly YouTube’s large makeup and beauty communities. While at Portland State, Simogne worked with first year students in a course on race and social justice focused on science fiction narratives in popular culture. Prior to her start at USC, she served as program assistant at Oregon Humanities where she facilitated the design, implementation and evaluation of reflective conversation-based programming across Oregon.