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Joan Morgan (American author) was born on 25 May, 1965 in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica, is an author. Discover Joan Morgan (American author)'s Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of networth at the age of 58 years old?

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Occupation Author Journalist
Age 59 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born 25 May, 1965
Birthday 25 May
Birthplace Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica

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Morgan appeared in the 2020 documentary On the Record about rape accusations by hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons.


In 2018, Morgan published the book, She Begat This: 20 Years of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, what The Paris Review called a cultural history of Lauryn Hill's 1998 The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, 20 years after the record's release.


In the Winter of 2013, she taught a class at Stanford University titled "The Pleasure Principle: A Post-Hip Hop Search for a Black Feminist Politics of Pleasure". Morgan was also an instructor at Ethical Culture Fieldston School, The New School, Duke University, and Vanderbilt University.


In 2012, Morgan participated in a 12-city panel tour series called “Does Hip-Hop Hate Women,” which was held at college campuses across the country at Brown University, Dillard University, Harvard Law School, Spelman College, and the University of Chicago among others. Panelists included local hosts and a rotating group that included Bakari Kitwana, Mark Anthony Neal, Treva Lindsey, Marc Lamont Hill, Akiba Solomon, Byron Hurt, and Tracey Sharpley Whiting among others.


From 2008 to 2010, Morgan was the editorial director of SET Magazine.


From 2000 to 2002, Morgan was the executive editor of Essence magazine.


In 1999, Morgan coined the phrases "Black girl magic" and "hip hop feminist" through her groundbreaking book When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost.

Morgan's most famous work is found in her 1999 book When Chickenheads Come Home to Roost, in which she examines the complexities of feminism for women who have grown up with hip hop. She examines the perceived hypocrisies in being a feminist woman who supports black male-centric movements like Farrakhan's Million Man March and hip-hop - which she argues has many male-centric elements. She explores the dynamic of ascribing to feminism while simultaneously enjoying some aspects of patriarchal culture, focusing on how one balances and reconciles these seemingly conflicting ideas.


From 1993 to 1996, Morgan was an original staff writer for Vibe Media Group's Vibe magazine.


Morgan began her journalism career at The Village Voice, where one of her early articles, The Pro-Rape Culture, was about the Central Park jogger case. In 1991, Morgan covered the Mike Tyson rape trial for The Village Voice. Morgan received an Excellence Merit Award from the National Women's Political Caucus.


Morgan has been a freelance journalist since 1988. She has worked at SPIN as a columnist and as an editor. Morgan has written articles for Working Mother, More, Ms., Interview, and GIANT magazines.


In 1987, Morgan received a B.A. from Wesleyan University. During this time she went to Howard University for a semester. She was a Scholar in Residence at Vanderbilt University. In 2020, Morgan received a PhD in American Studies from New York University. Her dissertation, It’s About Time We Got Off: Claiming a Pleasure Politic in Black Feminist Thought, was published thereafter. Her advisor was Jennifer L. Morgan.


Morgan went to the elementary school, PS 2, on Fulton Avenue, then to junior high on 148th on Washington Avenue. During that time she went to the Clermont Center in the Clermont projects. In 1979, Morgan went to the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in the Bronx, where she had previously attended a summer school enrichment program. She graduated from Fieldston in 1983.


Morgan was born in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica, where her father was one of the founders of the Jamaica Labour Party and later was president of the Jamaican Freedom League in the Bronx. In 1968, she moved to the South Bronx neighborhood of the Bronx when she was two years old. Her father worked at Montefiore Medical Center in security and her mother, Maud Morgan, worked at Monefiore as a nurse, also teaching at the community center, Clermont Center.


Joan Morgan (born May 25, 1965) is a Jamaican-American author and journalist. She was born in Jamaica and raised in the South Bronx. Morgan coined the term "hip hop feminist".