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Nory Peters

Humanities Teaching Fellow

Nory Peters (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Humanities Teaching Fellow at the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights and in the Department of Comparative Literature. She is a human rights and literary scholar who received her PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Chicago. Her current book project is based on her doctoral dissertation and draws on a diverse archive of aesthetic, intellectual, cultural, and legal texts to explore the philosophical frameworks, aesthetic representations, institutional foundations, and politics of human rights in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her research and teaching interests include human rights, literary theory, the history of science, social and political philosophy, trauma and affect theory, and the history of emotions. Her research has been supported by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge, and the Mellon Foundation.