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Morgan Barry

PhD Student in History | GSS Cluster Fellow

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