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Art and Visual Culture Faculty and Staff

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Assistant Professor

Emily Morgan

Assistant 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


Ph.D. in Art History, University of Arizona, 2012
MA in Art History, University of Arizona, 2006
BA in English, Tufts University, 2000
BFA in 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.

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