Morgan P. Vickers is a second-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 theory, community memory studies, and questions of belonging.
In May of 2018, Morgan graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in American Studies and Communication Studies (with a Media Studies Emphasis), and a minor in Creative Non-Fiction Writing. They previously worked with Roadtrippers Magazine, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Community Histories Workshop, the Red Record team, and The Association of Recovery in Higher Education. Currently, Morgan is the Communications Coordinator for the Public Histories/Public Futures Initiative.
Morgan fundamentally believes in the necessity of equitable, just, and illuminating truths. They’re still figuring it all out.