Profile: Carissa Smith
Associate Professor, English Department
Carissa Smith joined the CSU faculty in 2008. She earned her PhD and MA from The Pennsylvania State University. Her professional areas of interest include spiritual autobiography, women writers, African American writers, critical readings of young adult literature and why place matters in literature. Her articles have appeared in the journals Literature and Belief, African American Review and Renascence, as well as in the book Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults (Routledge, 2013). She holds memberships in the Modern Language Association, Society for the Study of American Women Writers and the Conference on Christianity and Literature.