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 has been an early college educator for nearly a decade. She began her work as a member of the faculty in Literature at Bard High School Early College in Queens, New York. She was the founding director of the Bard Early College at Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy and was Bard Fellow at Bard College at Simon's Rock from 2016–2018. Dr. McMorris is an associate for the Bard Institute for Writing and Thinking and is the Dean of Studies at Simon's Rock.