Susana Morris

Professor of Women's Studies


Ph.D., English (Certificate, Women’s Studies), Emory University

B.A., English, Mount Holyoke College


  • Co-founder of Crunk Feminist Collective in 2010
  • Writes extensively on women's issues for online media outlets and magazines
  • Published several books on African American feminism
  • An associate professor of African-American literature at Auburn University


Susana Morris is a former writer for ThoughtCo specializing in women's issues, sociology, and gender studies. Susana co-founded the Crunk Feminist Collective (CFC) and is a contributing writer on the CFC blog. Her background includes working as an instructor at Spelman College, as an associate professor at Auburn University, and an associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Susana created and managed the website to speak to women's issues in the local political arena.

Susana's work features in republication on NPR, HuffPost Live, and in Colorlines and Essence Magazines. She contributes to,,, and the CFC blog. Further, her work appears in several academic journals including Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, South Atlantic Quarterly, and The Women’s Studies Quarterly. She won the 2011 Award for Outstanding Teaching and Research in Women's Studies from Auburn University. Susana is a published author.


Susana Morris earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in English from Emory University. She also holds a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in English from Mount Holyoke College.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

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