Dr. Taylor Rogers (she/her) is a decolonial feminist scholar and artist in Chicago. She currently teaches Philosophy at Loyola University while pursuing other collaborative art projects. Dr. Rogers finished her PhD in Philosophy and Gender & Sexuality Studies in August 2021 from Northwestern University, where she researched the role of emotional numbness in perpetuating oppression. Her latest research project with Indiana-based cinematographer Lillian Walker, "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 been invited to give presentations at universities like Brown, UCLA, Colombia, and others, and has published in leading feminist philosophy journals like Hypatia. She is currently working on a book project which can be seen as the literary counterpart 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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