Susana Morris

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of Literature, Media, and Communication
Office Location: Skiles 342
Office Hours: Tuesdays 12-1:30
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Susana M. Morris is a scholar of Black Feminism, Black Digital Media, and Afrofuturism. She received her Ph.D. from Emory University and has previously taught at Spelman College and Auburn University. She is the author of Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women’s Literature (UVA Press 2014), co-editor, with Brittney C. Cooper and Robin M. Boylorn, of the anthology, The Crunk Feminist Collection (Feminist Press 2017) and co-editor, with Kinitra D. Brooks and Linda Addison, of Sycorax’s Daughters (Cedar Grove 2017), a short story collection of horror written by Black women. 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 book project, which explores Black women’s relationships to Afrofuturism and feminism.

  • Ph.D. English; Certificate, Women’s Studies, Emory University, 2007
  • B.A. English, Mount Holyoke College, magna cum laude, 2002
Awards and
  • PULSE Community Building Award, Harvard Black Law Student Association, 2017
  • DILAC Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Spring 2017
  • Dream Defender, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, 2015
  • Outstanding Teaching & Research in Women’s Studies Award, Auburn University, 2011


Research Fields:
  • Digital Media
  • Literary and Cultural Studies
  • Gender
  • Feminism


  • GMC-6001: Global Media & Cultures
  • LMC-2200: Intro to Gender Studies
  • LMC-3208: African-Amer Lit/Cult
  • LMC-3214: Science Fiction
  • LMC-3226: Octavia Butler
  • LMC-3405: Media Culture & Society
  • LMC-3453: Afrofuturism
  • LMC-4102: Senior Thesis
  • LMC-6800: DM MS Project Course