Colonial Americas Workshop: Jennifer L. Morgan

Thu, Mar 5, 2020, 4:30 pm
Department of History
Department of African American Studies
Program in American Studies
Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies


A pre-circulated paper will be available approximately one-week prior to the workshop. For a copy of the paper and to attend the workshop, email Geneva Smith at A light lunch will be provided.


Jennifer L. Morgan is a professor of history in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University where she also serves as chair.  She is the author of Laboring Women: Gender and Reproduction in the Making of New World Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004) and the co-editor of Connexions: Histories of Race and Sex in America (University of Illinois Press, 2016). Her research examines the intersections of gender and race in in the Black Atlantic world. Her most recent journal articles include “Accounting for ‘The Most Excruciating Torment’: Trans-Atlantic Passages” in History of the Present and “Archives and Histories of Racial Capitalism” in Social Text. In addition to her archival work as an historian, Morgan has published a range of essays on race, gender, and the process of “doing history,” most notably “Experiencing Black Feminism” in Deborah Gray White’s edited volume Telling Histories: Black Women Historians in the Ivory Tower (2007). She is currently at work on a project that considers colonial numeracy, racism and the rise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the 17th-century English Atlantic world tentatively titled “Accounting for the Women in Slavery.” Morgan teaches courses on the history of slavery, on race and reproduction, and on the comparative feminist theory and praxis.