Karen Carr

A native of New Haven, CT, Karen L. Carr earned her PhD in English from the University of Rhode Island in 1993 and started teaching at RISD in 1997. She has developed and taught courses in a wide range of literary and cultural studies, including gender studies, race and ethnicity and the history of freak shows, minstrel shows and the carnivalesque. Her story, “Until She Sings,” won first prize in the Providence Journal’s fiction contest. Her writing has also appeared in Postmodern Culture, The Fertile Source and, most recently, Contrary Magazine.

Fall 2021

LAS-E101-23 First-year Literature Seminar
LAS-E502-01 Contemporary Critical Theory

Wintersession 2022

LAS-W508-01 Phototextuality: Literatures Of The Embedded Image
THAD-W508-01 Phototextuality: Literatures Of The Embedded Image

Spring 2022

LAS-E263-01 Monsters, Ghosts and Cyborgs
a photo portrait of RISD faculty member Karen Carr
  • Karen Carr’s CV
  • BA, Evergreen State College
  • CERT, RI School of Design CE
  • MA, University of Rhode Island
  • PHD, University of Rhode Island