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Christopher Petrella, Ph.D., teaches courses in American Cultural Studies at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and explores the intellectual histories of race and resistance. In addition, he serves as Associate Director of Programs for the College's Office of Equity and Diversity. Periodically, Christopher also lectures in the Societies of the World program at Harvard University.

Christopher's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Harper's Magazine, The Nation, Boston Review, The Maine Magazine, and The New Yorker.  His work has also appeared on ESPN's The Undefeated and NPR and has been debated in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Christopher is a monthly contributor to the open-access, peer-reviewed blog, Black Perspectives, and is completing his first book on the history of white supremacy in 20th century New England. He is the recipient of the Distinction in Teaching Award at both the University of California, Berkeley (2011) and Harvard University (2015). Christopher is a proud first-generation-to-college student; he holds degrees from Bates College, Harvard University, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Follow Christopher on Twitter at @CFPetrella.