Associate Professor Emeritus of Literature
Associate Professor of English and The Literature Program. She teaches courses in minority writing and popular culture. She is the author of "Specifying: Black Women Writing the American Experience" and "A Primer for Daily Life." She is coauthor of "Inside the Mouse: Work and Play at Disney World." Her work aims at revealing the contradictions of capitalism in everyday life and discovering utopian content in culture.
- Ph.D., University of California at San Diego 1977
- B.A., University of California at San Diego 1970
Willis, S. "Eruptions of Funk: Historicizing Toni Morrison." Black American Literature Forum 16.1 (1982): 34-42.
Willis, S. "A Literary Lesson in Historical Thinking." Social Text 3 (1980).
Willis, S. "The Aesthetics of the Rural Slum: Contradictions and Dependency in "The Bear"." Social Text 2 (1979): 82-103.