Victor Peterson II

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MA Arts Politics Class of 2014 

PhD, King's College London

Victor Peterson II is a native Philadelphian living in New York, NY. His research focuses on Black Cultural studies (PhD, King's College London, "Raising Pure Hell: Articulation theory, Overdetermination, and the sound of Social Movements" 2018). Of Philadephia, PA, Peterson has published in the CLR James Journal of the Caribbean Philosophical Association ("Black Not" 2018), the Journal of Black Studies ("Autophagy" 2020), as well as in/on other archives (soc/arxiv). He also served as an assistant editor for the Routledge Companion to Art and Politics (2015). His monograph, Black Thought: a Theory of Articulation, was published by Routledge's African and African Diaspora Series.

He has been a Lecturer at Drexel University, The New School and New York University. He is currently a Cheryl A. Wall Postdoctoral Associate in African American and African Diaspora Literature and Institute for the Study of Global Racial Justice fellow at Rutgers University.