J.E. Morgan


MA in English, University of Missouri

Research Interests

Atlantic slavery
Gender, race, and law
Visual culture

Dissertation Topic

"American Concubines: Gender, Race, Law, and Power in the British American and U.S. South"

Faculty Advisors

Leslie Harris
Yanna Yannakakis


Focused on the Caribbean and southeastern North America from the eighteenth through the mid-nineteenth centuries, my work examines intersections of culture and law that shaped understandings of gender, sexuality, and family within the institution of slavery. My research extends to methodological possibilities for using visual and literary archives to study the lives and experiences of enslaved people and other groups whose perspectives are often absent from traditional historical sources.