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Cari Carpenter, Ph.D.

Program Committee

Interim Director of Center for Women's and Gender Studies
Associate Professor of English
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Carpenter specializes in early Native American women writers and connections between sovereignty, nationalism, and gender. An English professor, Carpenter teaches Literature of Native America, Native American Women Writers, and Multiethnic Literature. In summer 2009, Carpenter engaged students in an educational travel experience as part of her Special Topics in Womens Literature class (an Amizade Global Service Learning course, which she taught in Cochabamba, Bolivia). She published Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and American Indians in 2008 (The Ohio State University Press) and The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Campaign for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891 (co-edited with Carolyn Sorisio), published in 2015 by the University of Nebraska Press. Carpenter was awarded the Susan Koppleman Award for the Best Anthology, Multi-Authored, or Edited Book in Feminist Studies in Popular and American Culture by the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Dr. Carpenter is currently working on her fourth book, a collection of writing by early Cherokee editor and author Ora Eddleman Reed. It will be published by the University of Nebraska press.