Personal profile


Suzanne (she/her) is a HUM Visiting Research Fellow in Literature, Drama and Creative Writing, specialising in crime fiction. She was born in Miami, Florida, obtained her juris doctor from the University of Florida, and, after a successful career as a legal editor and writer (both staff and freelance) in New York, moved to Norwich in September of 2019 to pursue her PhD in creative-critical writing at the University of East Anglia. Her stories have been published in the anthologies Cutting Edge: New Stories of Mystery and Crime by Women Writers, New Jersey Noir, Jewish Noir and other collections and crime fiction magazines in print and online. Her thesis is an intersectional feminist re-examination of the femme fatale figure in US and UK noir fiction and a novel about a trio of teenage grifters reunited as adults. She was awarded the UEA American Library Scholarship for 2020-21 and 2021-22.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions