Christopher Peace

Zora! Literary Festival intern and "Hurston on the Horizon" NEH summer institute team, Fall 2017- present
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Christopher Peace (he/him; xe/xem) currently serves as a graduate research assistant for the Project on the History of Black Writing (HBW). He has a B.A. in Writing from Mississippi College and an M.A. in Literature from Jackson State University. He is currently a rhetoric and composition doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas. Some of his academic interests include African American and African Diaspora spirituality and religions; Zora Neale Hurston, spatial rhetorics, and genre ecologies. Through HBW, he has worked with the ACLS-funded Black Book Interactive Project and has served as an intern for the ZORA! Festival of the Arts and Humanities in Eatonville, Florida. He co-directed HBW’s Black Literary Suite program: “Black Writing in Reel Time” (2020) and served as a GRA for the “Hurston on the Horizon” NEH summer institute (2021).

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