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Department ofEnglish

Danielle Morgan

Danielle Morgan
Danielle Morgan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Morgan is an assistant professor in the Department of English, and specializes in African-American literature in the 20th and 21st centuries. She is particularly interested in the ways that literature, popular culture, and humor shape identity formation. Her writing has been published on Racialicious and Al Jazeera, in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil Rights, Humanities, Biography: An Interdisciplinary QuarterlyPre/Text, and Journal of Science Fiction. She has served as the Frank Sinatra Faculty Fellow for the Center for the Arts and Humanities working with W. Kamau Bell (2017-2018) and Taye Diggs (2018-2019). She recently completed a manuscript entitled Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire and Selfhood in the Twenty-First Century.


Ph.D. in English literature, Cornell University
M.A. in English literature, North Carolina State University
M.A.T. in secondary English education, Duke University
B.A. in English and African American studies (minor), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 

Research and Teaching Interests

African American literature and culture
Popular culture
Humor studies
Critical race theory and mixed-race studies
Feminism, gender, and sexuality studies
Contemporary U.S. literature and culture