Graduate Teaching Assistant
Morgan Heard is a graduate student in art history and is a teaching assistant in American Art to 1815, Survey of Art II and Introduction to Fine Arts. Heard graduated summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in 2017 with a BA in history and a minor in art history. In the summer of 2018, she held an internship at the Muscarelle Museum of Art in Williamsburg, Virginia. She has held previous positions as a Centennial Public Outreach intern at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.; and as a museum docent intern at the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation in James City County, Va.
Heard presented her research paper, “The South Portal at the Cathedral of Auxerre: Examples of Christian Kingship in the Era of Louis IX and the Capetian Kings,” at the 2018 Graduate Student Symposium in Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She will present new research titled, “‘May the Points of Our Needles Prick the Slaveholder’s Conscience’: Women’s Abolitionist Needlework and the Anti-Slavery Fair,” at SECAC in Birmingham in October 2018.
B.A., The University of Alabama (2017), major in history, minor in art history