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Shirley Moody-Turner

Shirley Moody-Turner

Associate Professor of English and African American Studies

309 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 863-2767

Office Hours:

  • Spring 2020: Not Teaching

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. PhD, University of Maryland
  2. MA, University of Maryland
  3. BS, University of Buffalo
  4. BA, University of Buffalo

Professional Bio

Shirley Moody-Turner is an associate professor of English and African American Studies. She is the author of Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation, co-editor of Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon, and has recently signed on as editor of African American Literature in Transition, 1900-1910 (Cambridge University Press). She is co-founder of the Anna Julia Cooper Society, co-organizer of the Celebrating African American Literature conference, and Past President of the African American Literature and Culture Society. Her current project, Privately Printing: Anna Julia Cooper and the Gender Politics of Black Publishing, examines Anna Julia Cooper’s innovative engagements with publishing and print culture.

Areas of Specialization

African American Literature and Language

African American literature, critical race studies, folklore studies, Post-Bellum/Pre-Harlem period.

American Literature Before 1900
American Literature After 1900
Race and Ethnicity Studies
Visual Culture

Documentary film, visual literacies, popular imagery, visual representations of race