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Lauren Herold

PhD in Screen Cultures (2021) | GSS TA 2018-19

Lauren Herold is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at Kenyon College from 2022-2024. She was previously a Visiting Assistant Professor of Critical Identity Studies at Beloit College for the 2021-2022 academic year. She eceived a PhD in the Screen Cultures program of the Radio/TV/Film department. She studies LGBTQ television history and media advocacy in relation to the politics of race, gender, and sexuality. She has presented her work at a symposium on Transparent, at Console-ing Passions, at the American Studies Association, and at the Society for Cinema & Media Studies. She serves as the Advocacy Chair of Northwestern's Queer Pride Grad Student Association and volunteers with the campus Women's Center. She holds an MA in Screen Cultures from Northwestern University and a BA in Women’s and Gender studies from Columbia University.