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 volume VII (focusing on the years 1900-1910) for the Cambridge University Press multi-volume project, African American Literature in Transition. She is co-founder of the Anna Julia Cooper Society, co-organizer of the Celebrating African American Literature conference, and 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
- American Literature Before 1900
- American Literature After 1900
- African American Literature and Language
African American literature, critical race studies, folklore studies, Post-Bellum/Pre-Harlem period.
- Race and Ethnicity Studies
- Visual Culture
Documentary film, visual literacies, popular imagery, visual representations of race