Professional Development Manager
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 and Ethnoscripts. Jen earned her PhD with distinction from the Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University in 2015.
Jen is currently directing a film and community-engagement project about Lakota aural sovereignty and writing a science-fiction novel about stone tape theory in South Dakota. When she’s not at UnionDocs, Jen teaches film and media ethics at The New School and advocates for differently-abled children in Princeton, New Jersey.