Women's & Gender Studies - Faculty

Rachel Carr

Assistant Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies, Women's & Gender Studies Program Coordinator

Rachel Carr

W.W. Slider Humanities Center
Phone: 270-384-8083
E-mail: CarrR@lindsey.edu

Ph.D., University of Kentucky
M.A., University of Kentucky
B.A., Lindsey Wilson College
Gender & Women's Studies Certificate, University of Kentucky

Dr. Carr has won multiple grants to perform archival research and is currently planning a trip to Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library to research the Jean Toomer letters. Her current research project, “But What Has Helga Crane to Do with the West Indies? Plantation Afterlives in the Black Atlantic” explores how Modernist Literature reckons with the plantation system’s impact on the natural world. She is a board member of the African American Literature and Culture Society and regularly presents her research at the American Literature Association Conference and the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture.

Dr. Carr specializes in African American Literature, Caribbean Literature, and Ecocriticism. She has a Graduate Certificate in Gender and Women’s Studies. Before coming to Lindsey Wilson in 2019, she was an Assistant Writing Program Administrator. Her teaching and research interests include Writing Studies, Writing and Culture, American Literature, World Literature, and Gender and Women’s Studies.

Allison Smith

Dean of Arts & Humanities, Associate Professor of English and Women's & Gender Studies

Allison Smith

W.W. Slider Humanities Center - 305
Phone: 270-384-8158
E-mail: smitha@lindsey.edu

Ph.D., English, University of Louisville

Dr. Smith received the Graduate Dean's Citation for her dissertation. She has also served as an Appalachian College Association Fellow and in 2016 was promoted to Associate Professor.

Dr. Allison Smith is an associate professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies and currently serves as Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities. She regularly teaches courses such as Introduction to College Writing, Writing and Culture, Advanced Writing, and Feminist Film. She has presented her research, primarily concerned with gender, narrative, and film, at national and regional conferences such as the American Culture Association Conference, CCCCs, and the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture. Dr. Smith is also the co-founder and organizer of the Dr. Kara Mollis Endowment for the Humanities.