Chris Danielson - Faculty - Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences - Montana Tech

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

Kris Petersen-Overton


Kristofer J. Petersen-Overton, Ph.D.

Affiliate Research Assistant Professor

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I am a normative political theorist working on issues related to transgressive violence/atrocity, political responsibility, and structural injustice. I am also the founder and Executive Director of the Montana Prison Book Initiative, a registered non-profit that distributes books to Montana prisoners.

Courses Taught

  • PHL 101 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL 110 Introduction to Ethics
  • PHL 112 Environmental Ethics

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

“Perpetuation as Perpetration: On Responsibility for Historic Injustice,” Moral Philosophy and Politics. Forthcoming.

Essays & Book Chapters

A Problem Grows in Brooklyn.” In We Will Not Be Silenced: The Academic Repression of Israel's Critics, edited by William Robinson and Maryam Griffin, 84-97. New York: AK Press, 2017.
Academic Freedom & Palestine: A Personal Account.” Arab Studies Quarterly, 33, no. 3/4 (2011): 256-67. Retooling Peace Philosophy: A Critical Look At Israel’s Separation Strategy.” In Peace Philosophy in Action, edited by Ravindra Kumar and Candice Carter, 43-76. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2010.
Counting Heads: Israel’s Demographic Imperative,” Interdisciplinary Journal of International Studies 5, no. 1 (2008): 57-81.
Security or Demography? The West Bank Barrier as a Demographic Tool,” Studium 7, no. 1 (2007): 55-81.

Personal Website