Comer, Krista 1958-

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COMER, Krista 1958-

PERSONAL: Born October 1, 1958, in Pueblo, CO; married José F. Aranda, Jr., 1992; children: Beinto Aranda-Comer, Jesse Arand-Comer. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Wellesley College, B.A., 1988; Brown University, Ph.D., 1996.

ADDRESSES: Office—Rice University, English Department, Box 1892, 6100 South Main St., Houston, TX 77005. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Rice University, Houston, TX, instructor in English and women's studies, 1995—.

MEMBER: American Studies Association, Western Literature Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Walker Prize for Best Essay, Western Literature Association, 1999.


Landscapes of the New West: Gender & Geography inContemporary Women's Writing, University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC), 1999.

Also author of essays on the culture of American West.

WORK IN PROGRESS: After California, a novel, expected 2003; Cultural History, from Gidget to Surfergirls, 1960-Present, 2005; Virtual Museum Web site, Women Surfer's Project, under construction.