Alaina Morgan is a historian of Islam in the African Diaspora. Specifically, Dr. Morgan's work investigates the intersection between race, religion, and political life among Muslims of African descent in the contemporary Americas and the larger Atlantic world. Her current book project explores the ways that Islam and Blackness were used by Muslims in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Anglophone Caribbean to form the basis of transnational anti-colonial and anti-imperial political networks. In addition to her research, Dr. Morgan also teaches classes on Islam and Muslims in the Americas with a focus on race and religion, religion and politics, and empire and decolonization. Prior to coming to Stanford, Dr. Morgan received a Ph.D. from New York University's Department of History and a JD from Columbia University School of Law.