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Peter Baker

Communications Specialist
Peter Baker is the Communications Specialist for the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. He helps the Center tell its evolving story to multiple audiences, from students to experts, in Hyde Park and beyond.

His journalism, essays, and reviews, which often touch on human rights issues, have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and other magazines. In 2018, he embedded in a Chicago public high school history class for a month to write about students grappling with the local legacy of police torture. His first novel, Planes (Knopf, 2022), deals with daily life in the shadow of post-9/11 extraordinary rendition.