Shauna M. Morgan

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  • (she/her)
  • Associate Professor
  • Director of Equity & Inclusion Initiatives (CELT)
  • English
  • African American and Africana Studies
  • Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies
1251 Patterson Office Tower
  • Other Affiliations:
Research Interests:
Current Research & Teaching Topics
  • Literatures of the African Diaspora (African American, Black British, Anglophone Caribbean Literature)
  • Black Liberation
  • Neo-anticolonialism and Decoloniality
  • Black Poetry and Poetics
  • South Asian & Indo-Caribbean Literature



Selected Publications: 

Peer-reviewed Articles

“For the "Dark Star": Reading Womanism and Black Womanhood in the Novels of Caryl Phillips.”

     ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature 48.3-4

 “Neocolonialism and Ethnic Gerrymandering in the North American Academy.” College Language

     Association Journal 60.2 

 “A Problematic Agency: The Power of Capital and a Burgeoning Black Middle Class in Edward P.

     Jones’s The Known World.” South Atlantic Review 79.1-2 

Book Reviews

Caryl Phillips: Writing in the Key of Life edited by Bénédicte Ledent and Daria Tunca and

     Mobility at Large: Globalization, Textuality, and Innovative Travel Writing by Justin D. Edwards and

Rune Graulund. Journal of Postcolonial Writing 49.2 

     Arab France: Islam and the Making of Modern Europe, 1791-1831 by Ian Coller. Bulletin of the

     School of Oriental and African Studies.74: 3 


“Specter” and “Midnight Feeding.” the A-Line: a journal of progressive thought 

“Molasses” and “Omi Adura.” A Gathering Together 

Fear of Dogs & Other Animals. Boston: Central Square Press