Kristin Sánchez Carter

Kristin Carter

Term Assistant Professor of English


English, First Year Foundation


By appt: MW via Calendly
247 LeFrak Center


Kristin Sánchez Carter teaches First Year Seminar, Senior Seminar, and courses in Latinx Literature and critical race theory at Barnard College; her scholarship and teaching has also included Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, American Studies, and Media Studies. Current projects include work that began as an investigation into late 20th century documents of white masculine anxiety, in films like The Matrix, Pleasantville and Forrest Gump. That work has morphed, somewhat like these films’ technological forays into virtual embodiment, into a consideration of the history and use of prosthesis, and prosthetic technologies, in the shaping of the citizen and subject. 

Ph.D., M.A., University of California, Los Angeles

B.A., Stanford University

Latinx literature and culture

19th and 20th century American literature and culture

Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Media Studies

“Tongue-Tied: Chicana Feminist Textual Politics and the Future of Chicana/Chicano Studies." Genre v. 22, nos. 1&2, 1999, pp. 73-84.  Reprinted in Gale Group, Contemporary Literary Criticism, v. 205, 2005.

 “Restraining Order: The Imperialist Anti-Violence of Charlotte Perkins Gilman.” Arizona Quarterly v. 56, no. 2, 2000, pp. 1-36.  Reprinted in Gale Group, Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism, v. 117, 2002.

"'We Murder Who We Were': Jasmine and the Violence of Identity." American Literature v. 66, 1994, pp. 573-593.  Reprinted in Subjects and Citizens: Nation, Race, and Gender from Oroonoko to Anita Hill.   Ed. Michael Moon and Cathy Davidson.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1995.