Graduate Student Directory

Morgan Elizabeth Gates

Research Interests

20th century U.S. American Literature and Culture, Sound Studies, Visual Studies.

Honors, Awards and Grants

Modern Language Association Summer Pedagogy Fellow 2020 (post-poned until 2021)


The Humanities Institute Summer Research Fellowship 2020, Frank Kofsy Archives


The Humanities Institute Summer Public Fellow 2020, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History


The Humanities Institute Summer Public Fellow 2019, Santa Cruz Shakespeare


Elisabeth Remak-Honnef Center for Archival Research and Training Fellow 2019


STARS Re-Entry Scholarship 2019

Selected Publications

Gates, Morgan. (2020). “If we listen as we read”: cultivating the work of listening , by Nicole Brittingham Furlonge, Iowa City, University of Iowa Press, 2018, 166 pp., $85.00 (USD), ISBN: 978-1-60938-561-3. Sound Studies, 1–3. ( 10.1080/20551940.2020.1712050)


Jessica Calvacino, Maureen Carey, Morgan Gates, Hannah Newburn, Alix Norton, and Nicholas Whittington. Guide to the Trianon Press Archives. MS 99. 2019. University Archives, University Library, University of California, Santa Cruz. (

Selected Presentations

UCSC Graduate Research Symposium 2020, Humanities Division

Listening to The Star of Ethiopia 1915: Aural Histories, Cinematic Conjunctions, and Sonic Paratexts


Digital Humanities Initiative Showcase, SDSU, 2017

Circles and Links: Tenderly Unbuttoning Heteropatriarchal Reading and Writing Practices


LGBTQ “Queer Entanglements” Research Consortium, SDSU, 2016

“Pleasing Papercuts: Masochism, Humor, and Misreading Kara Walker’s Silhouettes”

Selected Exhibitions

"Songs of Labor and Transcendence: The Trianon Press Archive" UCSC McHenry Library June 2019-December 2019


"A Timeline of Labor and Transcendence: The Digital Trianon Press Archive" UCSC McHenry Library Website

Selected Performances

Dramaturg, The Two Noble Kinsmen, Directed by Dashiell Waterbury, Santa Cruz Shakespeare Fringe Company 2019.