Shannon Luders-Manuel holds an M.A. in English literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She has been researching and writing the biracial experience for over 10 years, and in 2015, her For Harriet article “What It Means to be Mixed Race During the Fight for Black Lives” was shared over 50,000 times on Facebook. Her other works include articles for online magazines, an essay in the Pearson textbook Diversity Consciousness, and a master’s thesis on the “tragic mulatta” narrative for the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Shannon presented her thesis at the 2012 Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference at DePaul University, and she was a featured writer at the 2014 Mixed Remixed Festival in Los Angeles for an in-progress memoir about her father.
Shannon recently published Being Biracial: Where Our Secret Worlds Collide: Educators’ Guide. She also moderates “The Topaz Club,” a Facebook-based sisterhood for biracial/multiracial women of African/African-American descent who are mixed with other heritages.
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