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Danielle Morgan

Danielle Morgan

Assistant Professor

Dr. Morgan, Assistant Professor in the Department of English, specializes in African American literature in the twentieth and twenty-first century. She is particularly interested in the ways that literature, popular culture, and humor shape identity formation. Her writing has been published on Racialicious, in Post-Soul Satire: Black Identity after Civil RightsHumanities, and is forthcoming in Afterlife in the African Diaspora and Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly. She has recently completed a manuscript entitled Just Kidding: African American Satire, Selfhood, and the 21st 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
Humor studies
Critical race theory and mixed-race studies
Feminism, gender, and sexuality studies 
Contemporary U.S. literature and culture