Kelly Hankin

Kelly Hankin
Professor of Film Studies and Director of the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies

Kelly Hankin is a professor of film studies and the director of the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies at the University of Redlands.

An award-winning screenwriter and director, Hankin offers in-depth insight into the intersection of gender and sexuality in the arts. Her expertise includes gay and lesbian cinema and literature, as well as women’s filmmaking.

Her film experience has included writing the screenplay for a short film, “A Woman Reported,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, and was named Best Lesbian Short at the Fort Worth Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival the same year.

Additionally, Hankin offers expertise in alternative education and interdisciplinary studies. She oversees the university’s Johnston Center for Integrative Studies, which is a living and learning community where students can define the nature of their education themselves with help from faculty and peers.

She is a recipient of the Innovative Teaching Award at the University of Redlands, and she holds a doctoral degree in film studies from the University of Rochester.

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Film
  • Women’s filmmaking
  • Documentary
  • Alternative education
  • Interdisciplinary education
  • Gay and lesbian cinema
  • Sexuality and cinema
  • Women filmmakers
  • Alternative education
  • Lesbian literature

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