Kara  Thompson

Assistant Professor, English and American Studies

Office: Tucker Hall 014 and College Apartments 4D
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays 11-1 and by appointment
Phone: 757-221-3951
Email: [[ktthompson]]

Areas of Specialization

Critical Theory, Queer Theory, Native American Studies, New Materialism, Late Nineteenth-Century American Literature, Disability Studies


Memories of the Future: Settler Colonial Chrono Maneuvers  (manuscript under consideration)

Blanket forthcoming from Bloomsbury Press (2016-17) for the Object Lessons series


“Blankets, the Original Viral Media” The Atlantic (2013)

“Queer Imaginings” (book review) GLQ (2012)

“Avatars of 9/11” (co-written with Christopher Schaberg) Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture (2011)


Ph.D., University of California, Davis; B.A. Santa Clara University