Charles Peterson

  • Associate Professor of Africana Studies

Areas of Study


Charles Peterson is a member of the American Society of Aesthetics, serving on its Diversity Caucus.

His research interests include Africana philosophy, film, and Africana political and cultural theory.

A regular film reviewer for the Africa Knowledge Project, Peterson is a coeditor of De-Colonizing the Academy (Africa World Press, 2003) and author of DuBois, Fanon, Cabral and the Limits of Anti-Colonial Leadership (Lexington Books, 2007).

He is now working on the monograph Social Nullification and the Materiality of Black Life.


Charles Peterson Co-Edits Issue of Journal of Art and Art Criticism

October 31, 2019

Charles Peterson, associate professor of Africana studies, co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Art and Art Criticism: Aesthetics and Race, Vol. 77, No. 4, Fall 2019 and the introduction to the issue, "Exploring Truth and Beauty in Worlds of Color: An Introduction to the JAAC Special Issue on Race and Aesthetics."