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Morgan Barry

Morgan E. Barry is a PhD candidate in Northwestern's History Department and a Mellon Cluster Fellow of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. Barry holds an M.A. in History from Northwestern (2020) and a B.A. from Boston University (2017).

Her dissertation examines how ideas about race, gender, and sexuality shaped surveillance and political repression in the twentieth century US. Her most recent work --"'SUBJECT's Wife': The Racialized Gender Logics of Anticommunism and State Surveillance," (Signs, Summer 2023) -- delineates the ways in which race and gender discourses shaped Black Communist and Communist-affiliated women's experiences of anticommunism in the 1950s and 1960s.