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Cari Carpenter

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae
Cari Carpenter comes to WVU after an eight-year stint in Michigan, where she earned a M.A. in English (1998) and a Ph.D. in English and Women’s Studies (2002) from the University of Michigan. She spent the next two years as a Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Kalamazoo College.


  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • Native American Literature

Selected Publications:

  • Seeing Red: Anger, Sentimentality, and American Indians. Columbus: The Ohio State University Press, 2008.
  • The Unsolved Riddle: Selected Writings of Victoria Woodhull: Suffrage, Free Love, and Eugenics. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 2010. Legacies of Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers Series.
  • “Sarah Winnemucca and the Re-Writing of Nation.” Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity. Ed. Bruce Baum and Duchess Harris. Durham, NC: Duke University Press (Invited contribution for forthcoming collection).
  • “Detecting Indianness: Gertrude Bonnin’s Investigation of American Indian Identity.” Wicazo Sa Review 20.1 (Spring 2005) 139-159.
  • “Feminist Technologies and the Women’s Studies Classroom.” Spec. Issue of Kairos: A Journal for Teachers of Writing in Webbed Environments 7.2 (Summer 2002).
  • The Newspaper Warrior: Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins’s Public Crusade for American Indian Rights, 1864-1891 (forthcoming from the University of Nebraska Press).