Susan Willis

Susan Willis

Associate Professor Emeritus of Literature

External address: 
Literature, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0670
(919) 668-6204

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).