Life and work
Ross received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1981 and since then has written a number of books, including The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (1988), Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (1995) and May '68 and its Afterlives (2002). She co-authored Anti-Americanism (2004) with Andrew Ross (no relation).
For Fast Cars, Clean Bodies, Ross was awarded a Critic's Choice Award and the Lawrence Wylie Award for French Cultural Studies. Professor Ross has also received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
Ross has also translated several works from French including Jacques Ranciere's The Ignorant Schoolmaster. Along with her research interests in French culture and literature, Ross's work gains its focus through her interest in urban and revolutionary history, theory, politics, ideology and popular culture.
- By Kristin Ross
- "Henri Lefebvre on the Situationist International" Interview conducted and translated 1983 by Kristin Ross, in October (journal) 79 (Winter 1997)
- "Closing Time" Obituary of Norman Brown in Radical Philosophy, 118 (Mar/Apr 2003).
- "Q&A: Visiting Distinguished Professor in Humanities Kristin Ross discusses detective novels, feminism and the French response to Iraq" - Interview with Kristin Ross at Grinnell College (September 10, 2004)
- "Ethics and the Rearmament of Imperialism Article to be published in a forthcoming book, (2005).
- "Managing the Present" Commentary on the 40th anniversary of May 68 in France in Radical Philosophy, No. 149 (March/April 2008).
- About Kristin Ross