Koritha Mitchell is an associate professor of English at Ohio State University. Her research centers on African American literature, racial violence in United States history and contemporary culture, and black drama and performance. She examines how texts, both written and performed, help targeted communities to survive and thrive.
She earned her PhD at the University of Maryland-College Park and is author of the award-winning book Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890 - 1930. Her research has been supported by the Ford Foundation and the American Association of University Women. Her work has appeared in ColorLines,The Feminist Wire, Feministing, and Vox, and she briefly hosted a segment on African American literature for Austin radio station KAZI-FM. She was also the founding ambassador for the Columbus, Ohio, chapter of Black Girls RUN!, a national organization encouraging African American women to make fitness and healthy living a priority.
Follow Mitchell on Twitter @ProfKori.
One-hour special for Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2012
Michael Eric Dyson radio show [January 17, 2012]
Interview on Writers Talk
Ohio Channel (PBS Station) [October 15, 2011]
The American Way: Mediocrity, When White, Looks Like Merit
Kori's Commentary (her personal blog) [July 29, 2011]
James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the Blues for Mister Charlie
American Quarterly 
Performance Review of BY HANDS UNKNOWN
Theatre Journal 
Spotlight on Michelle Obama
KCRW [January 21, 2013]
Four years later, feminists split by Michelle Obama's 'work' as first lady
The Washington Post [January 18, 2013]
The Academic Feminist: Koritha Mitchell on lynching, LGBT violence, and love
Feministing [November 7, 2013]
Video: Book Discussion on Living with Lynching
C-Span [March 14, 2014]
I'm A Professor. My Colleagues Who Let Their Students Dictate What They Teach are Cowards
Vox [June 10, 2015 ]
Deaths of Unarmed Black Men Revive 'Anti-Lynching Plays"
Morning Edition [April 17, 2015 ]
OSU College of Arts and Sciences [Autumn 2012 ]
Election 2016: We Need More Honest Conversations
Ohio State Experts 
What I learned about police brutality videos from studying images of lynchings
Vox [July 28, 2016]
Low Standards for Whites. That's What's Killing Us.
Koritha Mitchell [July 10, 2016]