Professor Honored by University Student Organization

January 31, 2012


Associate Professor Koritha Mitchell will be honored at Unplugging Society’s Second Annual Hats and Gloves Women’s Tea this Friday, February 3rd, 2012.

The Ohio State University student organization Unplugging Society: A Woman of Color Think Tank strives “to educate and raise awareness about gender inequality, multicultural issues, higher education, and collegiate culture.”

Their annual Women’s Tea honors the accomplishments of female role models of The Ohio State University.

Koritha Mitchell's recently published study, Living with Lynching: African American Lynching Plays, Performance, and Citizenship, 1890-1930, focuses on black-authored lynching drama written before 1930. As an Associate Professor, she specializes in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century African American literature, racial violence throughout American literature and culture, and black drama & performance.

Other 2012 guests of honor at the Second Annual Hats and Gloves Women’s Tea are: Susan Colbert, Candra Krisch, and Tabitha Woodruff.

The event will take place at The Ohio Union Great Hall room 3 at 5:15 PM. 


For more information about Living with Lynching, visit  This website features interviews with Professor Mitchell, such as a radio interview with Michael Eric Dyson, and you can link to information about upcoming invited lectures.  There is the option to receive updates when new information is added. 

Professor Koritha Mitchell  has a local book talk scheduled: 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at The Wellington School in Upper Arlington.  Free and open to the public.  RSVP requested: email or telephone 614-324-1654.  

Koritha Mitchell will also be a guest on this Sunday's Street Soldier's radio program on Power 107.5 FM, part of the Radio One/TV One family.  The show is broadcast live from 7 to 9 PM.  Mitchell's brief interview will be worked into their live programming and will focus on her upcoming lecture at the Wellington School in Upper Arlington.