Dr Gwenda Morgan
Strategic Research Adviser
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5598
Roles and Responsibilities
Since 2008 I have been a visiting lecturer at the University of Newcastle where I have taught at each level of the undergraduate programme. I have introduced new modules on the Criminal Atlantic and the American Revolution as well as a new strand on Reading History.
I began my academic studies at the University of Southampton where I first became interested in American History, crossed the Atlantic to study for my master's degree at the College of William and Mary which schooled me in theory and method and gained my Ph.D at Johns Hopkins University where I worked with Professor Jack P. Greene whose work was and remains at the cutting edge of American History and who first introduced me to the concept of the Atlantic World. My publications include studies of both sides of the Atlantic and embrace local, regional and Atlantic perspectives. I am also an honorary member of the History Department of the University of Durham.
- Associate, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
- Institute of Historical Research
- Social History Society
- British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
- Criminal Justice DIvision of the European Social Science History Organization
- Organization of British Early American Historians
Honours and Awards
- British Academy
- Eccles foundation
- BA (Southampton)
- MA (William and Mary)
- M.Phil (Southampton)
- Ph.D (Johns Hopkins)
The Criminal Atlantic in the Eighteenth Century, American and British Social and Legal History.
Monograph on banishment under contract to be followed by a monograph on treason.
Professor Peter Rushton
Module links (2011-12)
Module Links (2008-11)
- Morgan G. Crime, Policing and Punishment in England, 1660-1914 [Book review]. Social History 2017, 42(1), 140-141.
- Morgan G. Liberty's Prisoners: Carceral Culture in Early America. Journal of American History 2016, 103(3), 744-745.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. Arson, Treason and Plot: Britain, America and the Law, 1770-1777. History 2015, 100(341), 374-391.
- Morgan G. Harlots, Hussies, and Poor Unfortunate Women: Crime, Transportation, and the Servitude of Female Convicts. Journal of American History 2015, 102(1), 225-225.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. Banishment in the Early Atlantic World: Convicts, Rebels and Slaves. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. Fraud and Freedom: Gender, Identity and Narratives of Deception among the Female Convicts in Colonial America. Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies 2011, 34(3), 335-355.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. Print Culture, Crime and Transportation in the Criminal Atlantic. Continuity and Change 2007, 22(1), 49-71.
- Morgan G. The Debate on the American Revolution. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 2007.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. Violence, Social Order, the State and the Absence of "Regulation" in Working-Class Communities in Eighteenth-Century England. In: Watson, K.D, ed. Assaulting the Past: Violence and Civilization in Historical Context. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, pp.104-123.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. Visible Bodies: Power, Subordination and Identity un the Eightreenth-Century Atlantic World. Journal of Social History 2005, 39(1), 39-64.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. Eighteenth-Century Criminal Transportation: The Formation of the Criminal Atlantic. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave, 2004.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. 'Running Away and Returning Home: The Fate of English Convicts in the Colonies'. Crime, Histoire et Societes 2003, 7, 61-80.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. The Magistrate, the Community and the Maintenance of an Orderly Society in Eighteenth-Century England. Historical Research 2003, 76(191), 54-77.
- Morgan G, Rushton P, ed. The Justicing Notebook (1750-1764) of Edmund Tew, Rector of Boldon. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2000.
- Morgan G, Rushton P. Rogues, Thieves and the Rule of Law: The Problem of Law Enforcement in North-East England, 1718-1800. London: UCL Press, 1998.
- Morgan G. 'Emancipation Studies: The Demise of Slavery in Pennsylvania and New York, 1780-1820'. Slavery and Abolition 1992, 13, 207-12.
- Morgan G. '"One of the First Fruits of Liberty" Penal Reform in the Young Republic'. In: R.A. Burchell, ed. The End of Anglo-America: Historical Essays in the Study of Cultural Divergence. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991, pp.87-112.
- Morgan G. The Hegemony of the Law: Richmond County Virginia, 1692-1776. New York: Garland, 1989.
- Morgan G. 'Community and Authority in the Eighteenth-Century South: Tidewater, Southside and Backcountry'. Journal of American Studies 1987, 20, 435-48.
- Morgan G. 'Law and Social Change in Colonial Virginia'. Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 1987, 95, 453-80.
- Morgan G. 'Sold into Slavery: In Retribution against the Nanziattico Indians'. Virginia Cavalcade 1984.