Charles F. Peterson

Charles F. Peterson (on leave 2014-15)

Associate Professor of Black Studies

Department/Affiliation: Africana Studies
Phone: 330-263-2255
Office Address: 001 Kauke Hall


  • B.A., Morehouse 1992
  • M.A., SUNY Binghamton 1995
  • Ph.D., SUNY Binghamton 2000

Courses Taught

  • AFST 100: Intro to Africana Studies
  • AFST 246: Africana Popular Culture
  • AFST 300: Readings in Africana Studies

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Oberlin's City Council


  • Published in poetry and scholarly journals, and encyclopedias
  • Manuscript, "The Margins of Elite anti-Colonial Leadership" was published by Lexington Books
  • Writing a monograph on popular culture and mass popular consciousness in the Africana World


  • He is a founding member of the Department of Africana Studies at The College of Wooster, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2000.
  • Peterson's areas of expertise include Africana Philosophy (socio-political theory), Afri-Marxist Philosophy, Africana Intellectual History, Africana History, African-American Literature, and cultural studies.
  • He has taught in Temple University's Department of African American Studies and worked as an instructor at Florida International University's African New World Studies Program.