Public Engagement

  • Faculty


    Jen Heuson is a scholar, filmmaker and sound ethnographer interested in the relationships between place, travel and sensory heritage. Her short films have screened at FLEX Fest, Big Muddy and the Margaret Mead Film & Video Festival. She has produced sound ethnographies of New York City and South Dakota’s Black Hills and has written articles for Contemporary Music Review, Ethnoscripts and Mediapolis. Jen earned her PhD with distinction from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University in 2015. She co-directed the Collaborative Studio at UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art in 2017 and was a Fejos Fellow in Ethnographic Film with the Wenner-Gren Foundation in 2018.

    Jen is currently directing SOUNDING WESTERN, a film and community-engagement project about Lakota aural sovereignty and writing a science-fiction novel about stone tape theory in South Dakota. Jen teaches film at The New School. When she’s not teaching, she advocates for differently-abled children and inclusive public education in Princeton, New Jersey.

    Current Courses:

    Art of Film CT Lab (Spring 2019)

    Movements in World Cinema 2 (Spring 2019)

    The Art of Film

    The Art of Film (Spring 2019)

    The Art of Film (Open Campus)

    World Cinema CT Lab (Spring 2019)