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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.

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