Nina Morgan, Ph.D. is a founding and honorary member of the Moroccan American Studies Association (MASA), a national organization housed at Hassan II University Casablanca where she has participated in numerous initiatives and programs since 2006 and serves as an affiliated faculty member of the Masters of Moroccan American Studies program.
As the incoming Editor-in-Chief (2017) of The Journal of Transnational American Studies (Stanford University, USA), the premier journal in its field, and co-editor of the Routledge Companion to Transnational American Studies (England, 2018), Dr. Morgan has many years of experience involved in working internationally with scholars and publishing, having also served as an editor of the Review of Japanese Culture and Society, Asian America, East-West Connections, and most recently (since 2008) on the advisory board of Synthesis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece).
Dr. Morgan has served as the national co-Chair and Chair of the Women’s Committee of the American Studies Association, a role that involved policy development; administering and judging the international Gloria Anzaldúa annual essay contest; and organizing fundraisers such as an annual art auction as well as the annual Women’s Breakfast event and keynote lectures. Dr. Morgan has chaired numerous hiring committees as well as tenure and promotion committees at the college and university-wide level, she has been an elected university senator, and she has served as faculty on and/or director of study abroad programs in Morocco, Japan, and Mexico. In addition, she has served as the assistant chair of the department of English, in charge of scheduling hundreds of courses, full and part-time faculty assignments.
Dr. Morgan has given lectures and/or published work in Morocco, Germany, Mexico, Japan, Taiwan, Italy, England, Ireland, Spain, India, and Greece. In 2016, Dr. Morgan was named a Vielberth Fellow at the University of Regensburg in Germany as well as a REAF Fellow. In 2017, she will be honored as an Obama Fellow of the Obama Institute at Johannes Gutenberg University.
These recognitions are related to her transnational publications, especially “Laws of Forgiveness: Mandela, Obama, Derrida” (2016). In relation to Morocco, her most recent publication includes “The Freedom of Information and the Imprisonment of Poetry: Guantánamo, Transnational American Studies, and the Right to Know” (2010); “Opening New Collaborations in North Africa: Building a Moroccan American Studies Association” American Studies Association (National) Newsletter, (Fall 2013);“From Lab to National Association: the Making of a “Moroccan American Studies Association” Moroccan World News (July 2013) (co-written with Abdelmajid Bouziane); and “Building MASA, the ‘Moroccan American Studies Association’: A Transnational Network of Scholars” Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (July 2013).
She is scheduled to give a talk entitled “Moroccan American Studies in a Transnational Frame” in Germany in June 2017 in association with the Center for Intercultural Studies and the Obama Institute.