Today as a student, he employs traditional, nontraditional, and emerging media to help people tell their stories. Miguel was recently named a Lambda Literary Foundation Fellow.
He's also an award-winning journalist most notably earning the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award. Miguel serves on the Latino Writers Collective board of directors and is featured in its anthologies, Primera Página: Poetry from the Latino Heartland (Expanded Edition), and Cuentos del Centro: Stories from the Latino Heartland. Morales' work also appears on the premier Latino Literature website, La Bloga; in Present magazine; in From Macho to Mariposa: New Gay Latino Fiction; and the forthcoming Joto: An Anthology of Queer Xicano & Chicano Poetry.
Miguel has presented at:
- Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference (AWP)
- Heartland Latino Leadership Conference (HLLC)
- Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities conference (HACU)
- Johnson County Community College (JCCC)
- Kansas Associated Collegiate Press conference (KACP)
- National Association of Hispanic Journalists conference (NAHJ)
- Rockhurst University
- UNITY Journalists of Color conference
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