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Art and Visual Culture Faculty and Staff

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Associate Professor

Emily Morgan PhD

Associate Professor, Art and Visual Culture (Contemporary Art History)
Director of Graduate Education, Art and Visual Culture

Mailing Address

Art and Visual Culture Department
158 College of Design
Ames, IA, 50011

Contact Information

Phone: 4-4989
Office: 387 Design


PhD, Art History, University of Arizona, 2012
MA, Art History, University of Arizona, 2006
BA, English, Tufts University, 2000
BFA, Studio Arts, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2000

Research Interests

History of photography; photography of industry; circulation and distribution of photographic imagery; animal studies.

Current Projects

  • Book project Imaging Animal Industry: Visualizing the American Meatpacking Trade 
  • Ongoing collaboration with Dr. Camille Bellet, Ph.D., DVM, examining uses of visual imagery and imaging technologies in historical and present-day breeding and farming practices

Current Scholarship