As Associate Provost for Research and Creative Inquiry, Karen Morin's responsibilities primarily focus on resources and supports for faculty and student scholarship. She oversees the Office of Sponsored Projects, the Office of Undergraduate Fellowships and Research, the Bucknell University Press, Bucknell Center for Sustainability & the Environment, the Bucknell-Geisinger Research Initiative, Presidential Fellowships, Office of Global & Off-campus Education, and the Weis Center for the Performing Arts and the Samek Art Museum. She also oversees special funding for speakers and colloquia.
A Professor of Geography, Morin's books include Women, Religion, & Space: Global Perspectives on Gender and Faith (co-edited, 2007); Frontiers of Femininity: A New Historical Geography of the Nineteenth-Century American West (2008); Civic Discipline: Geography in America, 1860-1890 (2011; reissued 2016); Historical Geographies of Prisons: Unlocking the Usable Carceral Past (co-edited, 2015); and Carceral Space, Prisoners and Animals (2018). Her current project explores the forced migration and experiences of bovine animals within American West rural carceral archipelagoes (under contract, Univ. Georgia Press).