B.A., History, Wesleyan University, 2003
M.A., History, Stanford University, 2007
Ph.D., History and Humanities, Stanford University, 2012
Peter is a historian of modern Europe with a focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought and literature. He earned a joint Ph.D. from Stanford in History and Humanities in 2012 and has been lucky enough to teach in SLE ever since.
When he takes off his scholar’s cap and monocle, Peter likes writing at the intersection where history meets fiction, disturbing meets funny, and the grotesque meets the sublime. He is also a graphic artist who enjoys drawing on the pages of old books, making comics, and carving images into wood. He shows his art from time to time at galleries in San Francisco and has a weekly comic strip on GoComics.com called TheQuixote Syndrome. It features errant sallies in history, literature, and thought – many of them inspired by books from the SLE syllabus..