Christopher Petrella teaches in American University's Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies Collaborative and serves as Director of Advocacy & Strategic Partnerships for the Antiracist Research & Policy Center, also at American University. In addition, Christopher plays a leading role in developing political education curricula for Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp.

Christopher's work explores intellectual histories of race and resistance in the United States and has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC News, The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Boston Review, and GQ. His work has also appeared on NPR and has been debated in the U.S. House of Representatives.

His current book project— Real White: Histories of White Supremacy in New England (Haymarket Books)—contests New England’s self-presentation as an imagined community of racial piety, white homogeneity, and antiracist myth-making.

Christopher holds a Ph.D. in African Diaspora Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. Follow him on Twitter at @CFPetrella.