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Morgan Jerkins ’14

Morgan Jerkins ’14 graduated from Princeton with an AB in Comparative Literature, specializing in late nineteenth century Russian literature and Post World War II Japanese literature and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars. Her work on race, gender, and culture has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone, and The New Republic, among many others. Her debut book, This Will Be My Undoing: Living At The Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist, an essay collection, debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers List. She has two more books, an autoethnography and a novel, forthcoming from Harper Collins. She is based in Harlem, NY.

Events

Personal Identity in an Intersectional World

Saturday, October 6

A diverse panel reflects on the challenges that women face when they also represent one or several stigmatized minorities.

Pre-read: “Teatime in Darjeeling” by Ann Tashi Slater ’84

Moderator: Tina Madison White ’82, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc.

Panelists:

Christina Chica ’15, Doctoral Student in Sociology, UCLA

Morgan Jerkins ’14, Author

Jenny Korn ’96, Fellow at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University

Ann Tashi Slater ’84, Author and Professor, Japan Women’s University


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