Kristy McMorris holds a B.A. in English from Howard University and an M.A. and PhD. in Comparative Literature from New York University. She has taught at New York University, Hunter College, and within the Bard Early College network of schools and programs since 2009. Most recently she has served as the Academic Director of the Bard Early College at Harlem Children’s Zone Promise Academy. In the fall, she will join the faculty of Simon’s Rock as a Bard Fellow and Visiting Professor. Her areas of research include African American and Caribbean Literature and postcolonial and feminist theory and criticism. She has led numerous workshops in Language and Thinking pedagogy, and she returns as a member of the Language and Thinking faculty at Bard this year. She is excited to be a part of this intellectual adventure during Language and Thinking here at Bard this summer.