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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 and historian 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 is co-editor of the award winning collection To Make Their Way in the World: The Enduring Legacy of the Zealy Daguerreotypes (Peabody Museum Press / Aperture, 2020), for which she also wrote the introduction. Molly is currently writing a 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.