Molly Dektar
Director of Editorial and Communications

Molly Dektar is the Director of Editorial and Communications, overseeing JFI’s content, including the weekly research digest, PW Sources, JFI’s web publication, the Phenomenal World, and other platforms, materials, and events that bring the work of JFI out into the broader world. A part of JFI since 2015, Molly built the communications strategy for the Institute and its initiatives. The editorial team works across all JFI projects, and functions as JFI’s radar, tracking emerging ideas in the social sciences and conducting research on potential areas of inquiry. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Molly received her MFA in fiction writing from Brooklyn College, and her first novel, The Ash Family, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2019.