Molly Dektar
Editorial Director

Molly Dektar is the Editorial Director, overseeing JFI’s content, including our weekly letter, our web publication, the Phenomenal World, and other platforms, materials, and events that bring the work of JFI out into the broader world. She and the editorial team also function as JFI’s radar, tracking emerging ideas in the social sciences and conducting initial-stage research on potential areas of inquiry, as well as documenting our projects as they grow. A summa cum laude graduate of Harvard University, Molly concentrated in English with a secondary field in Visual and Environmental Studies. After college, she attended Brooklyn College’s fiction MFA program, and her first novel, The Ash Family, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2019.