Morgan Jerkins MFA Faculty

Morgan Jerkins | Visiting Faculty

Nonfiction

Morgan Jerkins is The New York Times bestselling author of This Will Be My Undoing: Living at the Intersection of Black, Female, and Feminist in (White) America, which was longlisted for PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay and a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick, and Wandering In Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots. Her third book, Caul Baby: A Novel, was released by Harper Books in April 2021.

A former associate editor at Catapult, Jerkins has taught at Columbia University's School of the Arts, Bennington College, and Leipzig University. Her short form work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, ELLE, The Atlantic, The Guardian, and Esquire, among many others. She holds a bachelors of arts in comparative literature from Princeton University and an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars.