Kristin RossProfessor of Comparative Literature
Ph.D. 1981, Yale; M.A. 1977, B.A. 1975, U.C. Santa Cruz
Phone: (212) 998-8782
Research Interests: French literature and culture of the 19th and 20th centuries; Francophone Caribbean literature; urban history, theory, and politics; literature, culture, and ideology; popular culture; History and Literature
Professor Ross is the author of The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune (1988), French translation 2012. Her next book, Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture (1995) was awarded a Critic's Choice Award and the Lawrence Wylie Award for French Cultural Studies, and was published in a French translation in 1997. She is co-editor of a special issue of Yale French Studies on "everyday life" (1987) and is on the editorial board of French Cultural Studies, Sites, and Parallax. As translator she has published an English version of Jacques Rancière's The Ignorant Schoolmaster. She is author of numerous articles on debates within French social theory and cultural studies, and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a fellowship from the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study. Her book May '68 and its Afterlives (Chicago, 2002) has been translated into French, Spanish, and Japanese. A collection of essays on Anti-Americanism, co-edited with Andrew Ross, was published by NYU Press (2004). Her most recent book, Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (Verso, 2015) was published originally in a French version entitled L’Imaginaire de la Commune (La Fabrique, 2015).
Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune. Verso, 2015. French edition, La Fabrique, 2015.
May '68 and Its Afterlives. Chicago. 2002. French translation, Le Monde Diplomatique/Complexe,
2005. Re-edition Editions Agone 2011.
Fast Cars, Clean Bodies: Decolonization and the Reordering of French Culture. MIT Press. 1995.
French translation, re-edition, Flammarion, 2006.
The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune. University of Minnesota Press. 1988.
French translation, Les Prairies Ordinaires, 2012.
Everyday Life, co-ed., Yale French Studies, no. 73. Fall 1987.