Morgen Thomas, MA, RYT

Adjunct Instructor

Morgen earned her Bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology, and her Master's degree in sociology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She teaches Introduction to Sociology I & II at the community college level, and The Body, Culture & Power and Sex & Society at the university level. Her research interests and areas of specialization include nonmainstream body modification, intentional ordeals as rites of passage and reclamation, sex, gender, sexuality, and embodiment as it intersects with definitions of disability. She is a certified yoga teacher with special emphasis on adaptive yoga for people with physical disabilities. She is an award winning commercial and documentary copywriter, copy editor, and producer. She also conducts creative writing workshops on embodied communication for character development and is published in fiction, creative nonfiction, journalism, and peer reviewed academic research.

Recent Publications

Sick/Beautiful/Freak: Nonmainstream Body Modification and the Social Construction of Deviance

http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/2/4/2158244012467787.full.pdf+html

The Ghosts of Cripple Creek

http://restaurantnewsrockies.com/pdf/RNRMarch2012_Web.pdf

In the beginning...

http://www.twilighttimes.com/apr05/m_Leigh28.html