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Susana Morris

The Crunk Feminist Collective, Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women’s Literature


Susana Morris is co-founder and contributing writer for the popular feminist blog, The Crunk Feminist Collective. Her first book, Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women’s Literature, was published from the University of Virginia Press in 2014. Her most recent book is the anthology The Crunk Feminist Collection, which was co-edited with Brittney Cooper and Robin Boylorn and published by the Feminist Press in 2017. Writing as “Crunkadelic” on the CFC blog, she covers a range of topics, including body positivity, politics, pop culture, race, and self-care. A former women’s issues expert for About.com, Morris’ work has been featured in Gawker, Cosmopolitan.com, Ebony.com, and Longreads, among other venues. She has also appeared on NPR and HuffPost Live, and has been featured in Colorlines and Essence magazine. Morris is an associate professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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