Dr Amy Morris

MA (Cantab), MPhil (Cantab), PhD (Cantab)

Fellow (A), College Lecturer, Director of Studies, Assistant Tutor (Undergraduates), Postgraduate Mentor

College Roles

  • Fellow (A)
  • College Lecturer in English
  • Director of Studies in English (Part II)
  • Assistant Tutor (Undergraduates)
  • Postgraduate Mentor

University Roles

  • University Associate Professor, Faculty of English


Telephone: 01223 335031

Email: amer1@cam.ac.uk


I studied English at Newnham and went on to complete an MPhil and PhD in American Literature at Cambridge. During my doctoral studies, I spent two years at Harvard as a Frank Knox Fellow. Before taking up a teaching position at Cambridge, I lectured for a year at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. I am married with four children.

Photography courtesy of John Pankratz

Research Interests

American and transatlantic literature, especially 1600-1800.

My publications include a book on American puritan poetry and articles on early American lyric, colonial responses to mastodon teeth, commonplace books, Shakespeare in America, and the literature of revolution.

I also work on modern US literature and culture, including the art and poetry of Mina Loy, and twentieth-century representations of homelessness in poetry, fiction and the visual arts.