Molly Geidel

Molly Geidel

Visiting Scholar in the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History
Molly Geidel
Molly Geidel is a lecturer (assistant professor) in American cultural history at the University of Manchester. Her first book, Peace Corps Fantasies: How Development Shaped the Global Sixties (University of Minnesota Press, 2015), examines how the Peace Corps’ vision of heroic development work emerged from the masculine anxieties of Cold War policymakers and influenced radical movements across the Americas.
 
Her new book project "Seeing Like a Liberal Empire," is a history of the mid-century development film in United States and Latin America. The book will track the production, circulation, and reception of pedagogical films that imagined, and constituted a significant component of, modernization and development programs and projects. Her articles have appeared or are forthcoming in American Quarterly, Feminist Studies, Photography and Culture, Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, and Journal of Popular Music Studies.

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