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Kristofer Petersen-Overton

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: History & Society

Bio

Kristofer J. Petersen-Overton is a political theorist whose research centers on atrocity, transgressive violence, and structural injustice. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Academic Degrees

  • Ph D, Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • MS, Aalborg University
  • BA, San Diego State University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Violence, structural injustice, political responsibility, ignorance, green political thought, American political thought, music and politics, etc.

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2021

    • FCI 1000 FOUNDATIONS OF CRITICAL INQUIRY
    • HSS 2030 US POLITICS
    • CVA 2015 POLITICAL THOUGHT
  • Degree Courses 2020

    • HSS 2030 US POLITICS

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Petersen-Overton, K.J. (2021). Perpetuation as perpetration: Wrongful benefit and responsibility for historical injustice. Contemporary Political Theory. Page: 22. link
  • Petersen-Overton, K.J. (2011). Academic Freedom & Palestine. Arab Studies Quarterly. Vol: 33, Issue: 3/4. Pluto Journals.
  • Petersen-Overton, K.J. (2008). Counting Heads: Israel’s Demographic Imperative. Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies.

Books

  • Petersen-Overton, K.J. (2022). Lex Icon. Ugly Ducking Presse. link

Book Chapters

  • Petersen-Overton, K.J. (2017). A Problem Grows in Brooklyn: We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics. Page: 84-97. AK Press. link
  • Petersen-Overton, K.J. (2010). Retooling Peace Philosophy: A Critical Look At Israel’s Separation Strategy: Peace Philosophy in Action. Page: 43-76. Palgrave-MacMillan. link

Presentations

  • The Bull of Phalaris: Atrocity and Political Theory Petersen-Overton, K. Association For Political Theory, Irvine, CA (2019)
  • Overlooking Atrocities: On Liberal-Democratic State Violence Petersen-Overton, K. American Political Science Association, Boston, MA (2018)
  • Thresholds of Atrocity: Liberal Violence and the Politics of Moral Vision Petersen-Overton, K. American Political Science Association, San Francisco, CA (2017)
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Professional Services

  • Reviewer, Journal Article Journal of Social Philosophy (2016 - Present)