Morgan P. Vickers is a writer, researcher, community historian, historic preservation storyteller, ethnographer, and third-year Ph.D. student 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.” Thematically, Morgan’s work contemplates Black geographies and placemaking, federal dam and reservoir projects, affect, community memory studies, and questions of belonging.
Morgan received their B.A. in American Studies, Communication (Media) Studies, and Creative Non-Fiction Writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. They previously worked with Roadtrippers Magazine, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Community Histories Workshop, the Red Record team, The Association of Recovery in Higher Education, and the Future Histories Lab Initiative. They currently serve as the Graduate Student Representative for the Landscape Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers.
Morgan fundamentally believes in the necessity of equitable, just, and illuminating truths. They’re still figuring it all out.