Kristofer J. Petersen-Overton holds a BA in Political Science from San Diego State University (2006), an MSS in International Relations and Development Studies from Aalborg Universitet (2009), and a Ph.D. in Political Theory from the CUNY Graduate Center (2017). His doctoral dissertation is a normative account of the concept of atrocity.
His writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, AlterNet, WarScapes, Arab Studies Quarterly, Common Dreams, and Electronic Intifada. Most recently, he has a book chapter in an anthology on academic freedom and Palestine edited by William Robinson and Maryam Griffin. He has also appeared on Democracy Now!, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, and Russia Today (RT).
Before beginning doctoral research, Kris worked for a time as a human rights activist in the Gaza Strip and still maintains close contact with the Palestine solidarity community.
He currently lives in Butte, Montana with his partner and their daughter.