Koritha Mitchell

Award-winning author, cultural critic

Koritha Mitchell is a literary historian, cultural critic, and associate professor of English at Ohio State University. She specializes in African-American literature, racial violence throughout U.S. literature and culture, and black drama & performance. She examines how texts, both written and performed, have helped terrorized families and communities survive and thrive. Her study <em><a href="" rel="nofollow">Living With Lynching</a></em> won book awards from the American Theatre & Drama Society and from the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. Her essay "James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the <em>Blues for Mister Charlie</em>" appears in <em>American Quarterly</em>, and her article "Love in Action: Noting Similarities Between Lynching Then and Anti-LGBT Violence Now" was published in <em>Callaloo</em>. For access to these and other resources, click <a href="" rel="nofollow">here</a>.