Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Moyer, 3rd Floor
B.S. Villanova University
M.A., Ph.D. New School for Social Research
Dr. Morgan earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School for Social Research in New York City. She came to Muhlenberg in 2009, where she currently teaches courses such as Theories of Human Nature, Phenomenology, Philosophy and the Arts, Philosophy of Feminism, 19th Century Philosophy, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and The Politics of Memory. Beginning in July 2013 Dr. Morgan will serve as Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Muhlenberg. From 2012-2014 Dr. Morgan is also serving as the Assistant Director of Muhlenberg’s Faculty Center for Teaching. Before coming to Muhlenberg Dr. Morgan taught at Bryn Mawr College, Eugene Lang College of the New School, and at Potsdam University in Germany as Lecturer. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher for two years at the Institute for Philosophy of the Technical University in Dresden, Germany. Her areas of specialization include 19th and 20th century Continental philosophy, Kierkegaard, existentialism and phenomenology, critical theory, and feminist theory. She has published two books, one as editor and co-author with Agnes Heller titled The Concept of the Beautiful (Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2012), and one as sole author of a monograph on Kierkegaard and Critical Theory (Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington Books, 2012). Her articles are forthcoming in Thesis Eleven (Australia) and Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception, and Resources (Ashgate UK). She has published a paper on Kierkegaard and Schleiermacher for Kierkegaard Studies (Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/New York), a film review on feminist perspectives on violence, and book reviews in Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, and Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter of St. Olaf College. She has delivered papers at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, the International Kierkegaard Conference at St. Olaf College, the Søren Kierkegaard Research Center in Denmark, the International Society for the Study of European Ideas in Israel, the International Marcuse Society Conference at the University of Pennsylvania, the Dia Center for the Arts in New York City, and the University of Lisbon in Portugal. In 2010 Dr. Morgan received the Edna Hong Research Scholarship from the Hong Kierkegaard Library of St. Olaf College.