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Shirley Moody-Turner, Ph.D.

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Shirley Moody-Turner, Ph.D.

University of Maryland, 2006

Email: scm18@psu.edu

Shirley Moody-Turner is an associate professor of English and African American Studies at Penn State. She is the author of Black Folklore and the Politics of Racial Representation, co-editor of Contemporary African American Literature: The Living Canon, and has recently signed on as editor of African American Literature in Transition, 1900-1910 (Cambridge University Press). She is co-founder of the Anna Julia Cooper Society, co-organizer of the Celebrating African American Literature conference, and Past President of the African American Literature and Culture Society. Her current project, Privately Printing: Anna Julia Cooper and the Gender Politics of Black Publishing, examines Anna Julia Cooper’s innovative engagements with publishing and print culture.