Christopher F. Petrella

Christopher F. Petrella is a Lecturer in American Cultural Studies at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. He also serves as Associate Director of Programs for the College’s Office of Equity and Diversity. Petrella holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in African Diaspora Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, an M.T.S. in Religion, Ethics, and Politics from Harvard University, and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Bates College. His research and teaching interests include the intellectual history of race, criminalization, and protest. Christopher’s work has been featured in The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The Nation, Boston Review, and The New Yorker. His work has also appeared on ESPN and NPR and has been debated in the U.S. House of Representatives. Christopher is completing his first book on the history of white supremacy in 20th century New England. To learn more about Christopher F. Petrella, visit his personal website. Follow him on Twitter @CFPetrella.