Guest Artists

Koritha Mitchell

Koritha Mitchell headshot

Photo by Paul Kotheimer


Koritha Mitchell is a literary historian, cultural critic, and professor of English at Ohio State University. She is author of Living With Lynching, which won book awards from the American Theatre and Drama Society and from the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. She is editor of the Broadview Edition of Frances Harper’s 1892 novel Iola Leroy, and her articles include “James Baldwin, Performance Theorist, Sings the Blues for Mister Charlie,” published by American Quarterly, and “Love in Action,” which appeared in Callaloo and identifies similarities between lynching and violence against LGBTQ communities. Her second monograph, From Slave Cabins to the White House: Homemade Citizenship in African American Culture, was published in August 2020 and named a best book of 2020 by Ms. Magazine. Her commentary has appeared in outlets such as Time, CNN, Good Morning America, The Huffington Post, and NPR's Morning Edition. On Twitter, she’s @ProfKori.


From Slave Cabins to the White House University of Illinois Press, 2020