Associate Professor of English
Kristin was born and raised in northern California, where she attended the University of California, Berkeley, first as an undergraduate and then—after spending three years in Japan—as a graduate student. She earned her PhD in 2010 and joined the English department in 2011. Her scholarly interests lie primarily with twentieth-century American literature, especially William Faulkner. One of her favorite things about Lewis & Clark is working closely with students at all stages in their college experience. She regularly teaches in the first-year seminar program, and also enjoys teaching the English department’s introductory survey of American literature, upper-level courses on American Modernism and African American literature, and the Senior Seminar for majors. When she’s not working, Kristin loves to get outdoors with her family.
Specialty20th-century American Literature
PhD 2010 University of California, Berkeley
BA 1997 University of California, Berkeley
Core 120 The Space Between: Writing Across Difference in American Literature
English 209 Introduction to American Literature
English 323 American Modernism
English 324 Post-World War II American Literature
English 326 African American Literature
English 333 William Faulkner
English 450 Senior Seminar
“Two Rotten Tricks: War and Sex in Soldiers’ Pay.” Mississippi Quarterly. 73.1. 2021.
“‘Through a Piece of Colored Glass’: Race, Voice, and Mediation in Faulkner’s Flags in the Dust and The Sound and the Fury.” Modern Fiction Studies. 65.3. 2019. 411-438.
“Trashing Sanctuary.” Faulkner & Print Culture. Ed. Jay Watson, Jamie Harker, and James G. Thomas, Jr. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 2017. 3-14.
“Hurt So Bad: The Crisis of Female Embodiment in William Faulkner’s Mosquitoes.” The Faulkner Journal 29.2 (2015): 27-47.
“Modern Sexualities.” William Faulkner in Context. Ed. John T. Matthews. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 111-118.
“All Mixed Up: Female Sexuality and Race in The Sound and the Fury.” Faulkner’s Sexualities. Ed. Annette Trefzer and Ann J. Abadie. Jackson, MS: UP of Mississippi, 2010. 115-130.