Dr. Morgan received her B.A. in English and African American studies (minor) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; her M.A.T. in secondary English education from Duke University; her M.A. in English literature from North Carolina State University; and her Ph.D. in English literature from Cornell University.
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 Quarterly, Pre/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). Her new book, Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century, is being published in November 2020.