Professor Tacuma Peters Named 2019 Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellow
Professor Tacuma Peters is one of 10 junior faculty from universities nationwide members receiving a 12-month Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship.The Career Enhancement Fellowship, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, creates career development opportunities for selected faculty fellows with promising research projects. The program provides Fellows with a six-month or one-year sabbatical stipend; a research, travel, or publication stipend ; mentoring; and participation in a late summer professional development retreat. The 2019 Career Enhancement Fellows represent institutions from across the country. Fellows work in such disciplines as women’s and gender studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, foreign language and literature, history, African American and Africana studies, English, sociology, and media studies.
Professor Peters received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and teaches in the PTCD major of James Madison College and in the Department of Philosophy. His teaching and research are focused on the history of political thought and contemporary political philosophy as it relates to chattel slavery, European empire, and decolonization.