Taylor R. Genovese is a multimodal anthropologist, photographer, and filmmaker living in the Hudson Valley, New York. His work mainly focuses on nostalgia, capitalism, the Anthropocene, communism(s), utopia(s), and the overlaps between occult practices and materialism(s). His dissertation research takes a specific look at the legacy of Russian Cosmism, a nineteenth century political theology promoting a universal human program for overcoming death, resurrecting ancestors, and traveling through the cosmos.

He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in the Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology program at Arizona State University and an Adjunct Instructor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Marist College.


2017–20## — Ph.D. Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Committee: Gaymon Bennett (Chair), Alexander Aviña, Lisa Messeri, and Jason Ānanda Josephson Storm.

2015–2017 — M.A. Anthropology (with Distinction)
Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Thesis: The New Right Stuff: Social Imaginaries of Outer Space & the Capitalist Accumulation of the Cosmos
Advisor: Miguel L. Vásquez

2011–2013 — B.A. Anthropology (magna cum laude and with Honors; minor: Classics)
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.

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