Susana Morris is an associate professor of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She 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 books are the anthology The Crunk Feminist Collection, which was co-edited with Brittney Cooper and Robin Boylorn (The Feminist Press 2017) and Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove 2017), a short story collection of horror written by Black women co-edited with Kinitra D. Brooks and Linda Addison. Morris is also series editor, along with Kinitra D. Brooks, of the book series New Suns: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Speculative, published at The Ohio State University Press. She is currently at work on her latest academic book project, which explores depictions of Black women vampires, Afrofuturism, and feminism.
Morris has nearly a decade of experience writing in the public sphere. 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. She is also currently at work on book of essays that chronicle her experience navigating life as a first generation American.