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Ph.D., Yale University
Teaching and Research Interests
19th- and 20th-century Europe
Joseph Peterson received his PhD from Yale University in 2017, where he studied under John Merriman, and where his dissertation won the university-wide John Addison Porter Prize. His research and teaching interests are in Modern Europe and the Muslim World, with attention to the themes of religion, secularism, empire, and race.
His book manuscript, Missionaries and Marabouts: Catholicism, Islam, and Secularism in Nineteenth-Century France and Algeria, explores French Catholic ideas about Islam in the context of missionary work in colonial Algeria in the nineteenth century. His work has appeared in French Historical Studies.