Telephone: (617) 552-6948
Office Location: Stokes Hall, Room S349
PhD, Brown University, 2001
Fields of Interest
Brazilian history; modern Latin America; African diaspora/Atlantic world
Broadly trained as a modern Latin-American historian, Professor Morgan uses the field of politcal, social, and intellectual history to focus on the African diaspora throughout the Americas, with a specific interest in Brazil. He teaches a broad range of courses in Latin America and Diasporic history, with a focus on race, revolution, and military dictatorships in modern Latin America. His current research focuses on race, state violence, and ideas of modernity in Brazil and in the broader Atlantic world.
Professor Morgan was the recipient of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's Career Enhancement Fellowship at Princeton University (2003) and is currently working on a manuscript titled Legacy of the Lash: Race, Citizenship, and Corporal Punishment in the Brazilian Navy, 1860-1910.
- "Legislating the Lash: Race and the Conflicting Modernities of Enlistment and Corporal Punishment in the Brazilian Military during the Empire," Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History V.5, N.2, Fall 2004
- "Brazil: The Revolt of the Lash, 1910" in Twentieth Century Naval Mutinies, (Frank Cass Publisher, 2003) eds. Bruce Elleman and Christopher Bell