Assistant Professor Carrie Hyde
Carrie Hyde is an Assistant Professor of English at UCLA. She received her PhD from Rutgers University in 2011. Her research on early U.S. literature, politics, and citizenship has been supported by numerous grants, including fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the New England Regional Fellowship Consortium, and the American Antiquarian Society. Her articles and reviews have appeared in ELH and American Literature.
During her tenure at the United States Studies Centre, Hyde will be working on a book project—Alienable Rights—that tracks the rhetorical development of U.S. citizenship from the ratification of the Constitution to the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment. Drawing on fiction, legal debates, and political philosophy, the project examines how writers used negative civic exemplars (expatriates, slaves, traitors, and dispossessed subjects) to formulate and contest emergent definitions of citizenship.