Koritha Mitchell is a literary historian and cultural critic who teaches at Ohio State University. She specializes in African American literature and racial violence throughout U.S. literature and culture. Her book Living With Lynching won two book awards, and she is editor of the Broadview Edition of Frances E.W. Harper's novel Iola Leroy. Her scholarly articles include “James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the Blues for Mister Charlie” (published in American Quarterly) and “Love in Action: Noting Similarities Between Lynching Then and Anti-LGBT Violence Now” (published in Callaloo). She is also a WMC-trained media contributor. Follow her @ProfKori.