Kristin Pitt
Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature
Fellow 2006-07

Kristin Pitt is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature in the Department of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature. She received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, and her recent publications have appeared in the /Latin American Literary Review/ and /CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture/. Her research project at the Center investigates narrative representations of the nation in the literature and political discourse of the Americas, focusing in particular on the ways in which metaphorical associations between the natural environment and citizens or subjects have reinforced conceptions of the human body as a national resource or commodity.

Current department website



Center for 21st Century Studies

Merry Wiesner-Hanks

Center for 21st Century Studies / University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Postal Address: P.O. Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201 USA
Street Address: Curtin Hall 929, 3243 N. Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211 USA
tel: 414-229-4141; fax: 414-229-5964; email:



  Last updated 9/2/08 by DSC