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Morgan Brittain


Email: [[mjbrittain]]
Research Interests: Arts of the Americas; Ecocriticism, Environmental Justice, and the Environmental Humanities; Waterscape and Landscape; Decolonization.

Morgan is a PhD candidate in American Studies and an ecocritical art historian. His research considers artistic responses to resource extraction within landscape traditions in the Americas. He holds an MA in Art History and a BA in Political Science, both from the University of Iowa. Morgan’s work has been supported by William & Mary, the University of Iowa, the Newberry Library Consortium, and the Gilcrease Museum. His dissertation project is currently titled “Pipelines: Petroleum and Its Precursors in the Art of the Americas, 1825–2025.” 

MA, Art History, University of Iowa, 2020

BA, Political Science, University of Iowa, 2016