Kristy D. Cherry-Randle



  • PhD, Literature, Media, and Culture, Florida State University, 2023
  • MA, Digital Humanities, Florida State University, 2021
  • MA, American Studies, University of Alabama, 2016
  • BA, English, University of Alabama, 2016
  • BAC, Journalism, University of Alabama, 2014

Research Areas

  • Early American Literature
  • Native American and Indigenous Literatures
  • Literary Cartography


Kristy’s special interests include first encounter moments between the Indigenous peoples of the Americas and Europeans, Indigenous textual cultures, and history of text technologies. Her digital humanities project The Cabeza Matrix seeks to recenter Indigenous voices during the first encounter period in a spatially and temporally interactive environment. Kristy’s works in progress are The Cabeza Matrix: Mapping Colonialism and Indigeneity in Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s La Relación and Counter Narratives: Disrupting Canonical Literary, Historical, and Cultural Records (working title).