School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Gwenda Morgan

Strategic Research Adviser


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
  • Nuffield
  • Mellon
  • Eccles foundation 
  • BA (Southampton)
  • MA (William and Mary)
  • M.Phil (Southampton)
  • Ph.D (Johns Hopkins)



Research interests

The Criminal Atlantic in the Eighteenth Century, American and British Social and Legal History.

Current work

Monograph on banishment under contract to be followed by a monograph on treason.

Project links

Professor Peter Rushton   


Module links (2011-12)
  • HIS1046
  • HIS3008
Module Links (2008-11)
  • HIS1046
  • HIS2132
  • HIS3122
  • HIS3040