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Sheila Smith McKoy

Sheila Smith McKoy is vice provost of equity, inclusion, and faculty excellence at the University of San Francisco and previously taught literature and writing at North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women. She is a poet, literary critic, fiction writer, and documentary filmmaker whose books include When Whites Riot: Writing Race and Violence in American and South African Cultures, The Elizabeth Keckley Reader: Writing Self, Writing Nation, The Elizabeth Keckley Reader: Artistry, Culture and Commerce, and the poetry collection The Bones Beneath, forthcoming in 2024; she is coauthor of One Window’s Light: A Haiku Collection. With LaJuan Simpson-Wilkey and Eric Bridges, Smith McKoy is coeditor of Recovering the African Feminine Divine in Literature, the Arts, and Practice: Yemonja Awakening. Smith McKoy is actively involved in mental health reform, faculty and BIPOC leadership initiatives, education in prisons, restorative and research justice, and international and transnational engagement.