Pelican Pride: The Scholarship and Service of Professor Paula Morgan

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Pelican Pride: The Scholarship and Service of Professor Paula Morgan. (2023). Tout Moun Caribbean Journal of Cultural Studies, 8(1).


Although biographical study of Caribbean women educators is not a busy field generally, it is even less so for local women scholars/intellectuals like Professor Paula Morgan to whom this paper pays tribute. As one of my mentors in the field of tertiary-level teaching during the first decade of the 2000s, Morgan exemplified teacher efficacy and introduced me to the teaching of Literatures in English as an existential adventure, wherein instruction shapes not only intellectual growth but also social / critical consciousness and cultural understanding. She also introduced me to the academic conference circuit, particularly the West Indian Literature Conference where one could participate in cutting-edge literary and critical discourses. This exposure was very beneficial because of the network of relationships one was able to form in the field and the depth of analyses one encountered through the scholarly presentations.