Christopher Petrella, Ph.D., teaches in American University's Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative and serves as Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships for Ibram X. Kendi's Antiracist Research & Policy Center, also at American University. His current book project, provisionally entitled, Crimes of this Guilty Land: Histories of White Supremacy in New England (Haymarket Books), fundamentally challenges the way white New England narrates itself as an imagined community of racial piety over and against the U.S. South.
Christopher's writing has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Boston Review, New York Magazine, GQ, and NBC News. His work has also appeared on NPR and has been debated in the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, he is a monthly contributor to the open-access, peer-reviewed blog, Black Perspectives.
Christopher plays a leading role in developing political education curricula for Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp and is a 2018-2019 recipient of the Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity Fellowship.
Christopher holds a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Follow him on Twitter at @CFPetrella.