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Morgan Barry

Morgan Barry is a PhD student in Northwestern's History Department and a Mellon Cluster Fellow of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. She studies how ideas about race, gender, and sexuality shaped state surveillance practices in the twentieth century United States. Her most recent research examines how race and gender discourses shaped Black Communist and Communist-affiliated women's experiences of anticommunist repression in the 1950s and 1960s. Her article, “‘SUBJECT's Wife’: Gender, Anticommunism, and Black Women Activists in Early Cold War Chicago,” was a co-winner of the 2020 George Romani Prize for Best First Year Graduate Research Paper. Ms. Barry holds an M.A. in History from Northwestern (2020) and a B.A. from Boston University (2017).

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