Morgan P. Vickers (they/them) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of California, Berkeley. Their current work focuses on drowned towns of the Santee-Cooper Project in South Carolina, wherein 901 families were displaced in the name of New Deal “progress.” Morgan's work highlights New Deal infrastructures, transformed ecologies (notably, swamplands), and dispossessed (racialized) populations in order to challenge myths of universal progress and narratives of purportedly moral geographies. Thematically, Morgan’s work contemplates Black ecologies, placemaking, federal dam and reservoir projects, racial capitalism, moral geographies, community memory studies, and questions of belonging.
2018, B.A., American Studies and Communication Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a minor in Creative Non-Fiction Writing
Defiant Women: Gender, Power and Violence in American History (Dr. Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers) Graduate Student Reader at The University of California, Berkeley — Fall 2021
Bl.A.ck Arcadia (Kahlil Joseph & Madebo Fatunde) Guest Critic at Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) — April 2021
Race, Space, and Inequality (Dr. Jovan Scott Lewis) Graduate Student Reader atThe University of California, Berkeley — Spring 2020
Public Histories/Public Futures (Susan Moffat, Global Urban Humanities) Graduate Student Researcher at The University of California, Berkeley — June 2020 - Present
Community Histories Workshop (Dr. Robert Allen) Undergraduate StudentResearcher at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC — 2016 - 2018
A Red Record: Revealing lynching sites in North Carolina and South Carolina (Dr. Seth Kotch) Undergraduate StudentResearcherat The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC — 2016 - 2018