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Molly Rogers

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Associate Director, NYU Center for the Humanities

Molly Rogers has worked extensively as an academic and research administrator in both the US and the UK. She is also a writer with interests in the history and theory of photography. Her book Delia’s Tears  (Yale, 2010) explores the intersections of racial politics, early anthropology, and photography in nineteenth-century America. She received her doctorate in history from the University of Warwick in 2010. Molly is co-editor of the award winning collection To Make Their Way in the World   (Peabody Museum Press / Aperture, 2020), for which she also wrote the introduction. Molly is currently working on a Cold War memoir told through the history and theory of photography, the first chapter of which was named a Notable Essay of 2021  in The Best American Essays 2022.