PhD, University of Texas at Austin
MA, Arizona State University
Areas of Research and Teaching
American literature and culture: colonial, 18th and 19th centuries, contemporary ethnic literature
Sentimental and sensationalist fiction
Historical materialist theories of literature and culture
Regional literatures of the Americas
Hamilton, Kristie G. “Hawthorne, Modernity, and the Literary Sketch.” The Cambridge Companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne.. Ed. Nillington, Richard H. Cambridge University Press, (2004): 99-120.
Hamilton, Kristie G. “Fauns and Mohicans: Narratives of Extinction and Hawthorne's Aesthetic of Modernity.” Roman Holidays: Hawthorne, James and Others in Italy. Ed. Martin, Robert K., and Person, Leland S. University of Iowa Press, (2002): 41-59.
Hamilton, Kristie G. America's Sketchbook: The Cultural Life of a Nineteenth-Century Literary Genre. 1998.
Hamilton, Kristie G. “The Politics of Survival: Sara Parton's Ruth Hall and the Literature of Labor.” Redefining the Political Novel: American Women Writers 1797-1901. Ed. Harris, Sharon M. University of Tennessee Press, (1995): 86-108.
Hamilton, Kristie G. “Toward a Cultural Theory of the Antebellum Literary Sketch.” Genre 23. (1990): 297-323.
Hamilton, Kristie G. “An Assault on the Will: Republican Virtue and the City in Hannah Webster Foster's The Coquette.” Early American Literature 24. (1989): 135-151.