Lindsey A. Freeman is an Assistant Professor in the Sociology & Anthropology Department at Simon Fraser University. She earned her PhD in Sociology and Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research.
Freeman writes about memory, nostalgia, utopia, space/place, atomic & nuclear culture, art, and the Southern superreal.
Freeman is the author of Longing for the Bomb: Oak Ridge and Atomic Nostalgia (The University of North Carolina Press, 2015). Away from the bomb, Freeman has co-edited The Bohemian South (forthcoming University of North Carolina Press); a special issue on “Memory | Materiality | Sensuality” for Memory Studies (2016); Silence, Screen, & Spectacle: Rethinking Social Memory in the Age of Information (Berghann, 2014); and a special issue on “Screen Memory” in the International Journal of Politics, Culture & Society (March 2013).
Freeman's articles have appeared in Space and Culture, Memory Studies, and The International Journal of Politics, Culture & Society. Her work has also been included in a number of edited volumes, most recently Death Tourism (Seagull Books, 2014).
Currently, Freeman is working on two book manuscripts. The first, Atomic Childhood around 1980, adds to the growing body of thinking about the connections between materiality and memory by adding the atomic as a dynamic example of matter’s vibrancy. Atomic Childhood is written in the form of sociological poetry, an example of Freeman's interest in the connections between sociology and art, sociology as an art form, ethnographic surrealism and superrealism, fictocriticism, ethnofiction, and other cyborg and hybrid forms of art and social science. The second book project, tentatively called Tiny Disasters, is a collection of essays that examines artists working with themes of disaster, atrocity, and social unease rendered in miniature forms.