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MemberDanielle Fuentes Morgan

Danielle Fuentes Morgan is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Santa Clara University. She specializes in African American culture in the 20th and 21st centuries and is interested in the ways that literature, popular culture, and humor shape identity formation. She has written a variety of both scholarly and popular articles and has been interviewed on topics as varied as Black Lives Matter, the dangers of the “Karen” figure, The Twilight Zone, race and sexuality on the Broadway stage, and Beyoncé. Her research and teaching reflect her interests in African American satire and comedy, the arts as activism, and the continuing influence of history on contemporary articulations of Black selfhood. Her first book, Laughing to Keep from Dying: African American Satire in the Twenty-First Century, was published in November 2020 by University of Illinois Press and addresses the contemporary role of African American satire as a critical realm for social justice.