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Biography Sam Hawksford White is a second-year PhD student at the University of Hull’s Centre for Water Cultures as part of a Leverhulme Trust funded partnership. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with an MSt in Building History and holds a BA in Art History from the University of London. His research lies at the intersection of environmental history and the history of photography, with a special concentration on media representations of natural hazards and ecological change. In his dissertation he reflects on the networks, practitioners and technologies that played witness to flooding, drought and soil erosion in the 1930s United States.

Project title: A Comparative Analysis of Drought and Flooding in 1930s American Documentary Photography and Film
Research Interests Environmental History, History of Photography, Documentary Studies, Modern American History, Media History