Dr. Christian Peterson
Dr. Christian Peterson

Visiting Assistant Professor
Office : ASC-1015 H
Phone: (231) 591-3689
E-mail Address: peterc27@ferris.ed

  • Monday
  • 10:00AM - 11:40AM
  • Location: ASC 1015
  • 8/29/2011 - 12/9/2011
  • Wednesday
  • 4:30PM - 5:40PM
  • Location: ASC 1015
  • 8/29/2011 - 12/9/2011

Profile:
Dr. Christian Peterson is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of History in the Humanities Department. He received his BA from Yale in 1999 and MA from Utah State University in 2001. In 2009, he earned his PhD in history from Ohio University. His dissertation focused on how private citizens and government officials used the issue of human rights violations as a Cold War weapon from 1968-1989. This semester Dr. Peterson is teaching courses on U.S. foreign policy, historical methods, and American history. He is also looking forward to teaching a class on the Vietnam War during the upcoming Spring Semester.

Christian Peterson brings a wide variety of experience to his academic work. He has authored Ronald Reagan and Antinuclear Movements in the United States and Western Europe, 1981-1987 (2003) and Globalizing Human Rights: Private Citizens, the Soviet Union, and the West, which Routledge will release on 9 September 2011. He has also submitted a wide variety of articles to scholarly journals for publication. In the past, he has taught courses in areas as diverse as World history, Western Civilization, and the Humanities. At Utah State, he worked as an Editorial Fellow for the Western Historical Quarterly. He also played Division I varsity hockey at Yale during his undergraduate studies.

Although Christian has a wide variety of academic interests, he is currently researching how the U.S. government worked with labor organizations to promote human rights and democracy across the globe during the 1970s and 1980s. He is also examining how dissenters in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe shaped the policies of peace activists in the United States and Western Europe during the Cold War.