Susana Morris


  • Co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective
  • Professor of African American literature at Auburn University
  • Has written extensively on women's issues, which has appeared on NPRHuffPost Live, and in Colorlines and Essence magazines as well as the blog for the Crunk Feminist Collective
  • Published a number of books on feminism, including "Closer Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women's Literature"


Susana Morris is a former writer for ThoughtCo specializing in women's issues, sociology, and gender studies. Morris co-founded the Crunk Feminist Collective (CFC) and is a contributing writer on the CFC blog.

Morris' work has been featured on NPR, HuffPost Live, and in Colorlines and Essence magazines. She is also currently an associate professor of English at Auburn University, where Morris teaches courses on African American literature. Her work has been published in several academic journals and her book, "Close Kin and Distant Relatives: The Paradox of Respectability in Black Women’s Literature," was published by the University of Virginia Press in January 2014.


Morris received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mount Holyoke College and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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