Katie Peters


My dissertation explores the intersection of extremism and gender—specifically, the role and presence of women in the far-right. Women’s involvement in the far-right is more visible than ever before thanks to the ubiquity of social media—but their involvement remains an under-analyzed area of philosophy. This project aims to combine not only social and political philosophy in its analysis, but also ethical/moral responsibility and American Studies, centering a situated point of view in the feminist tradition.
 
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.

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Emailkatherine.peters@uconn.edu