Morgan L Green

 Morgan Green

Contact Information

309 Gregory Hall
810 S Wright
M/C 466
Urbana, IL 61801


Morgan L. Green (Black/Lenni-Lenape) is an interdisciplinary scholar and writer born and raised in West Philadelphia. Currently, he is a PhD candidate in History with graduate minors in American Indian Studies and Queer Studies. Prior to moving to Illinois, Morgan received his B.A. in Psychology and Gender and Sexuality Studies from Swarthmore College. 

In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Morgan wants to discover new ways of articulating and displaying history. He is particularly interested in findings points of connection between theatre, dance, mixed media, and history in order to present historical evidence in more immersive ways for general audiences.   

Research Interests

  • 20th Century Urban Indigeneity
  • Queer Studies
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Modern U.S. History
  • Race and Ethnicity

Research Description

Mydissertation investigates the ways indigeneity was debated, performed,acknowledged, and embodied by Native and non-Native people in late 20th centuryPhiladelphia. Covering roughly a thirty-five year period beginning in 1970, Ifocus on developments in anthropology, urban planning, civic celebrations,state recognition policy, and multiculturalism as they relate to Philadelphia’surban renewal projects, the city’s urban Indian center, and traditional Lenapeterritory (Lenapehoking). I read multiple disjointed archives together in orderto trace the ways indigeneity functioned as both lived experience and associal, intellectual, and cultural capital during urban redevelopment.


  • M.A. History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2017
  • B.A. Gender and Sexuality Studies, Swarthmore College, 2014
  • B.A. Psychology, Swarthmore College, 2014

Distinctions / Awards

  • Andrew W. Mellon Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Predoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019
  • University of Pennsylvania Visiting Scholar, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, 2018-2019
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent and Outstanding based on ICES Scores, Fall 2017
  • University of Illinois Graduate College Fellow, 2015-2017


  • HIST 100: Global History (TA)