Spring 2023: Sheila Biddle Ford Foundation Fellow
Shirley Moody-Turner is Associate professor of English and African American Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Her research and teaching areas include African American literature, black print cultures, critical race studies, and folklore studies. She is currently the volume editor for African American Literature in Transition 1900-1910 (Cambridge University Press). In 2016 she founded the Cooper – Du Bois Mentoring Program, and in 2017, she worked with Howard University to digitize the Anna Julia Cooper Papers held at the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (http://dh.howard.edu/ajcooper/).
For the fellowship project, Moody-Turner will work on the book “Courageous Revolt”: Anna Julia Cooper, An Interpretive Biography.