Riché Richardson is professor of African American literature in the Africana Studies and Research Center at Cornell University.  Her interviews have been highlighted in news media such as NBC’s The Today Show and Nightly News, CNN, Al Jazeera’s Newshour, and the New York Times.  Her Op-Eds have appeared in the New York Times, Public Books and Huff Post. She has produced over 40 essays that have been published in journals such as American Literature, Mississippi Quarterly, Forum for Modern Language Studies, Black Renaissance/Renaissance Noire, TransAtlantica, the Southern Quarterly, Black Camera, NKA, Phillis, Technoculture, and Labrys.  Her first book, Black Masculinity and the U.S. South: From Uncle Tom to Gangsta (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007), was highlighted by Choice Books among the "Outstanding Academic Titles of 2008."  Her recent book, Emancipation's Daughters:  Reimagining Black Femininity and the National Body, was released by Duke University Press in 2020.  Since 2018, she has served as the editor of the New Southern Studies book series at the University of Georgia Press, and was co-editor from its inception in 2005.  Richardson is also a visual artist.