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Kristy McMorris

Professor Kristy McMorris

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Visiting Faculty in Literature


Hall College Center

Academic Program Affiliation(s)

Languages and Literature

Areas of Specialization

  • Contemporary African American and Caribbean literature
  • Black feminist theory
  • Postcolonial criticism


Research Interests: The historical and political legacies of the plantation in the Americas; the Caribbean and its place in a global modernity; slavery in the Americas

Other Interests: Festival practices throughout the African Diaspora, intersectionality, queer theory


PhD, New York University
MA, New York University
BA, Howard University

Dr. McMorris is part of the faculty in Literature at Bard High School Early College in Queens. She is the founding director of the Bard Early College at Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy, as well as being an associate for the Institute of Writing and Thinking at Bard College. Dr. McMorris was the Bard Fellow at Bard College at Simon's Rock from 2016–2018 and is currently serving as the associate dean of Academic Affairs.