Kristin Ross

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Kristin Ross (born 1953[1]) is a professor of comparative literature at New York University. She is primarily known for her work on French literature and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries.[2]

Life and work[edit]

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.[3]


  1. ^ Date information sourced from Library of Congress Authorities data, via corresponding WorldCat Identities linked authority file (LAF) .
  2. ^ Faculty Page Bio at NYU
  3. ^ Faculty Page Bio at NYU

External links[edit]

By Kristin Ross
About Kristin Ross