- PhD, in Philosophy (Joint PhD in the Philosophy and Literature Program), Purdue University
- MA, in Philosophy, The New School for Social Research
- BA, in French, University of Colorado.
Bankston is a part of the international translation team, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, under the direction of Purdue University Professor Daniel W. Smith, which makes available online previously unpublished, audio-recorded lectures from Gilles Deleuze’s University of Paris-8 seminars on Michel Foucault. Her research interests include Continental philosophy, political theory, feminist philosophy, literature, and modern art. A Colorado native, Bankston loves snowboarding, riding her Dutch bicycle, and wandering in the mountains.