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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)

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, especially circulation and distribution of photographic imagery, with attention to how photographic meaning shifts and accrues as images circulate in publications, change hands among users, or are appropriated to new ends. Particular interest in circulation of photographs addressing difficult topics, including poverty; war, conflict and violence; pornography; and animal slaughter.

Current Scholarship