Hannah Star Rogers

Degree and Year: 
BA 2004
Professional Title: 
Director of Research and Collaboration at Emerge
Employer: 
ASU

Professional Background: 
Duke English '04; Cornell PhD in Science & Technology Studies '12

How has being an English graduate from Duke University helped shape your professional success?: 
My Duke English major was instrumental in creating the opportunities to work at the intersection of art and science. Courses I took with Prof. James Applewhite in Poetry and Science, combined with the critical thinking and close reading skills I acquired studying Chaucer with Prof. Sarah Beckwith fueled my interest in pursuing a PhD. After a conversation with Prof. Priscilla Wald about science studies, I began an interdisciplinary graduate program which has led to a hybrid research and administrative position with Emerge, a festival that asks artists and scientists to redesign the future.