Koritha Mitchell Receives Book Award, Launches Radio Segment
Koritha Mitchell, associate professor of English, was honored with the American Theatre and Drama Society's award for best book published on theatre and/or performance in 2011. Mitchell's book, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship,1890-1930 (University of Illinois Press, 2011), focuses on black-authored lynching drama written before 1930.
Mitchell also was recently selected to participate in Progressive Women's Voices, a premier media and leadership traning program conducted by the Women's Media Center, founded in 2005 by Gloria Steinem, Robin Morgan, and Jane Fonda. She is one of 21 women selected for the 2012 class.
She also begins a monthly, 10-minute radio segment on African American literature later this month. The segment, Black LIT Radio, will air on KAZI-FM, based in Austin Texas, but will also be available online, via the TuneIn app for iPhone and Droid, and through iTunes. Details will appear on Mitchell's Living with Lynching Facebook page and on Twitter.