Abandonada , Bluefields, Nicaragua, February 2009

Abandonada, Bluefields, Nicaragua, February 2009


Book manuscript

To Defend this Sunrise: Black Women’s Geographies in Nicaragua. (Forthcoming Rutgers University Press).

Scholarly articles + Book chapters

Creole Women’s Erotic Performance in Nicaragua.” In Aimee Meredith Cox, ed., Gender: Space. Part of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Gender Series. Farmington Hills, MI: Macmillan Reference, 225-238, 2018.

Becoming Creole, Becoming Black: Migration, Diasporic Self-Making, and the Many Lives of Madame Maymie Leona Turpeau de Mena.” Women, Gender, and Families of Color. 4(2): 171-195, 2016.

Toward a Geography of Solidarity: Afro-Nicaraguan Women’s Land Activism and Autonomy in the South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region.” The Bulletin of Latin American Research. 35(3): 355-369, 2016.

Ethical Entanglements: A Commentary on “Muddling Through: The Ethics of Activist Research in a Divided Community.” Cultural Anthropology. 2016.

Where it Hurts: 2014 Public Anthropology Year in Review.” American Anthropologist. 117(3): 540-552, 2015.

Pensar el feminismo afronicaragüense.” Política e identidad: Afrodescendientes en México y América Central, ed. Odile Hoffman. D.F., México: Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Centro de Estudios Mexicanos y Centroamericanos, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement. 233-269, 2010.

Book Reviews

Before the Revolution: Women's Rights and Right-Wing Politics in Nicaragua, 1821–1979. Victoria González-Rivera, University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2011. 224 pp. The Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Anthropology 18(1): 148–151, 2013.

Warring Souls: Youth, Media and Martyrdom in Post-Revolution Iran. Roxanne Varzi. Anthropology & Education Quarterly. V. 38, No. 2, 2007.

Public Scholarship

Morris, Courtney Desiree. My Father’s Land. Stranger’s Guide. May 2019.

Morris, Courtney Desiree. "Unexpected Uprising: The Crisis of Democracy in Nicaragua." NACLA. May 14, 2018.

Courtney Desiree Morris and Jennifer Goett. “Nicaragua’s Authoritarian Turn is Not a Product of Leftist Politics.” NACLA. September 16, 2016. 

"What the Ground Remembers." Aster(ix): A Journal of Literature, Art, Criticism. March 5, 2014.

Morris, Courtney Desiree. “Anger Cannot Heal Us.” make/shift: feminisms in motion. No. 9. Spring/Summer. 18-19, 2011.

Morris, Courtney Desiree. “Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence Enables State Violence in Radical Movements.” make/shift: feminisms in motion. No. 7. Spring/Summer. 18-21, 2010.

Becoming Oya.” Experiments in a Jazz Aesthetic: Art, Activism, Academics, and the Austin Project, eds. Joni Jones, Lisa Moore, Sharon Bridgforth. Austin: University of Texas Press. 124-130, 2010.