Susan Harris O’Connor

Sue O'Connor Head Shot

Susan Harris O’Connor, MSW is a national leading voice on transracial adoption. Her groundbreaking autobiographical narratives are compiled in The Harris Narratives: An Introspective Study of a Transracial Adoptee.  Since 1996, they have been performed over 100 times as keynote addresses, lectures and featured performances at places such as Harvard Medical Conference series, Smith College Summer Lecture series, Yale Law, The Judicial Branch and the Office of the Child Advocate of the State of Connecticut, Mass Department of Mental Health, Mass Department of Youth Services, Mass Department of Children and Families, Mass General Hospital, NAACP Boston chapter, Starbucks Coffee, Heritage Camp, Umoja, PACT Camp and KAAN. Published by the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism and Adoption and Fostering, Susan received the 2014 Outstanding Practitioner in Adoption Award from St. John’s University and the 2016 President’s Award from American Adoption Congress.

Susan recently co-edited the book, Black Anthology: Adult Adoptees Claim Their Space with the An-Ya project. She is a graduate of Boston University School of Social Work and has an extensive background working in the non-profit, social service sector as a senior staff person.