Katie Peters

My dissertation explores the intersection of extremism and gender—specifically, the role and presence of women in the American far-right. Women’s roles in the far-right have often been dismissed, ignored, or counted as ‘feminist’ wins despite the regressive content of their beliefs. My dissertation focuses on the ways in which we exculpate these women in discussions of moral responsibility, and proposes an alternative understanding of both backward- and forward-looking moral responsibility based in intersectional feminist theory.
Aside from my dissertation, I work on projects in the field of virtue and vice epistemology.

I am originally from California, where I received my M.A. in Philosophy from Loyola Marymount University. I also have a background in Student Affairs, including an M.S. in College Counseling and Student Development.