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Shirley Moody-Turner is an associate professor of English and African American Studies and founding co-director, with Gabrielle Foreman, of the Center for Black Digital Research, #DigBlk. Her work focuses on the racial and gender politics of literary production and recovery at the turn into the twentieth century. She is interested in creating collaborative spaces to support digital scholarship and recovery work and in working across institutions and engaging various publics to do so. Through a Center for Humanities and Information grant, she worked with the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center at Howard University in digitizing the Anna Julia Cooper papers and was a co-organizer, with project director Jim Casey, of Douglass Day 2020, which transcribed papers from the Ann Julia Cooper collection as a way to honor and celebrate black women's historical contributions to movements for social justice. She has published numerous works in these areas, including Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation, the co-edited volume, Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon, and African American Literature in Transition 1900-1910 (Cambridge University Press). Her current projects include an interpretive biography of Anna Julia Cooper, as well as the Penguin Portable Anna Julia Cooper.