Dr. Taylor Rogers (she/her) is a decolonial feminist based in Chicago. She finished her PhD in Philosophy and Gender & Sexuality Studies in August 2021 from Northwestern University. Part scholar, part artist, her latest research project with Indiana-based cinematographer Lillian Walker finds a newfound path of integration. "NOA: A Music Film" explores the liberatory role of grief using philosophy, music, dance, poetry, cinematography, and more. Dr. Rogers has released three full-length albums to date, and has toured all over the US, performing in various Midwest festivals such as Oberlin FolkFest ad BAMfest. She has given presentations at universities like Brown, UCLA, Colombia, and others, and has published in leading feminist philosophy journals like Hypatia. Currently, Dr. Rogers teaches in the Philosophy Department at Loyola University Chicago while pursuing other collaborative art projects. She is working on a book about overcoming emotional numbness, a literary accompaniment to the music film. All of her work is inspired by themes of connection, of presence, and of embracing the depth of our emotional lives so necessary for collective healing.

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