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Lauren Henschel

Instructor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies
Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies


Lauren Henschel graduated from Duke University with a BA in Visual Media Studies, a certificate in Documentary Film, and a minor in Cultural Anthropology. She is a passionate documentary artist with holistic cinematographic skills accentuated by her ability to portray stories in an empathetic way. Upon graduating, Lauren utilized the skills she honed at Duke to launch her own documentary production company, and received grants that facilitated the production of her first feature-length film about the impact of immigration on families in Peru. Her work has been displayed at Carnegie Hall, the Miami Art Museum and in Duke Magazine, to name a few. More recently, Lauren moved to New York via the Lewis Hine Documentary Fellows Program, which partners filmmakers with non-profits. Her Hine placement is with the Red Hook Community Justice Center, an organization at the forefront of alternatives to the criminal justice system.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Instructor in the Department of Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies · 2024 - Present Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2020 M.F.A.
Duke University · 2015 B.A.