Morgan Mansour

Morgan Mansour

Multidisciplinary Writer in Hamburg, Germany, she/they

About

Editor and educator interested in design + computation

Work Experience

2023 — Now
2020 — 2023
Educator & Editor at Berufliche Schule St. Pauli, Babbel, SuperHi, MAMA.codes, et al.
DE / UK / US / Remote

I performed SEO content management with a focus on translation and localisation. I also led creative programming classes for children, provided customer educational support for adult code learners, and taught English in a vocational school.

2019 — 2020
Hamburg

I wrote and edited data analyses and industry overviews for a B2B audience to boost search engine ranking on graphics & charts with a team of market researchers.

2016 — 2019
Language Teacher at Kinderwelt, Intensiv-Förderkreis, ABCi, et al.
DE / AT / FR / RS

I led classes and workshops across Europe, completed a Cambridge CELTA certification in teaching ESOL, and supported bilingual development in kindergartens and after-school programs.

2016 — 2016
Atlanta

I wrote copy, coordinated social media, and initiated community outreach as the sole employee of an independent art & design bookstore.

2015 — 2016
Substitute Teacher & Childcare Worker at Waldorf Schools
US

In Atlanta, I led a weekly grade 2 reading session and observed classes in Spanish, coding, movement, handwork, and gardening.

In Richmond (VA), I trained as a backup teacher in primary classes and care shifts.

2014 — 2014
SEO Writer at Captive Text
New York / Remote

I wrote articles on SEO best practices and content creation for an audience of marketers. I also managed metadata and WordPress uploads for company clients.

Features

2022

Featured in November 2022 on the Read.CV homepage for a side project listed on this page!

2021

Featured Sites: "Day Friend", main illustration; "Click the Pigs", article mention

Projects

2021

Commissioned work for a UK-based marketing executive and media influencer

2021

Organized and facilitated a virtual critique / feedback session focused on multidisciplinary work for code and design students.

2020

Selected text (1 of 4) in collaboration with market researchers focused on Agriculture & Environment in Latin America & the Caribbean

2019

Selected text (2 of 4) in collaboration with the Global Energy & Environment market research team

2019

Selected text (3 of 4), Energy & Environmental Research Team

2019

Selected text (4 of 4), Energy & Environmental Research Team

2011

Wrote & edited piece on media ethics with footage from the audio-visual centre of Doctors Without Borders in Paris

Writing

2019

(PDFs coming soon!)

2017

Original poetry with translations by NGiOR w/ DAC, Photos: Morgan Mansour & Zvona i Nari

Exhibitions

2014
Poughkeepsie, New York

Photographs from coursework, independent study, and internships at Vassar as well as the International Center for Photography and MV Labs in NYC.

Short film "Myth of Purity" produced as part of a dual thesis in intellectual history and media art on the philosopher Simone Weil

Side Projects

Ongoing

Began in 2021 as short fiction and now experimenting with using version control via GitHub as a tool for editing a longer literary work. The idea behind this is also in progress...

(i.e. is using GitHub here just a tool for me as a writer? is the point of making it public more of a personal goal to overcome perfectionism but I don't expect an audience, or can I explore what "open source" could mean in an art context?)

2021

Personal effort to publish and document exercises and experiments in code and design as well as become active participant and resource in learning groups and platforms.

The link here goes to a playful site made for the creative code club Sunday Sites that was featured as the main illustration on the Glitch blog (see "Features" below)

2020

Co-organized weekly meetups and virtual studio sessions with an international group of multimedia artists and writers

2015
Poetry zines

(PDFs forthcoming!)

Education

2019 — 2019
German Studies at Uni Hamburg
Hamburg

Semester courses for international students in German Language, Literature, History, and Politics

2009 — 2014
Poughkeepsie, New York

Major in History, Minor in Studio Art
Dual theses and three departmental awards

2011 — 2011
French Studies at IFE
Paris

Semester courses in French history, politics, and cultural policy as well as EU economic expansion

Awards

2017

Awarded residency at Zvona i Nari Literary Center & Library near Pula, Croatia to work on a lyric essay, extending research on an academic project about French philosopher Simone Weil

2014

Issued by Vassar College Department of English - Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Prize

2013

Issued with scholarship by Vassar College Department of English

2011
Florence Donnell White Award for Excellence in French from Vassar College

Issued by Vassar College Department of French & Francophone Studies, Scholarship to support study abroad in France

Volunteering

2022 — 2022
Gardener at Nachbarschaftsgarten Neuwiedenthal
Hamburg
2019 — 2019
Council for International Student Equality at Uni Hamburg
Hamburg
2017 — 2017
English Teacher at Austrian Bilingual Classroom Initiative
Vienna
2016 — 2017
EFL Teacher/Educational Coordinating Assistant at Refugee Aid Serbia
Belgrade, Serbia
2013 — 2013
Classroom ESL Assistant at Poughkeepsie High School
Poughkeepsie, New York
2011 — 2011
Farm Hand at WWOOF France
France
2009 — 2010
Media & Social Services Support at Sisters of Charity New York
New York City
Are.na
Twitter
LinkedIn
GitHub