Tacuma Peters

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FacultyPhilosophyAmerican Indian and Indigenous Studies

Assistant Professor
Africana Philosophy; Caribbean Philosophy; Social and Political Thought


Tacuma Peters (Ph.D., U.C. Berkeley; Political Science) is an Assistant Professor in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy at James Madison College and in the Department of Philosophy. His research is focused on eighteenth century anti-imperialism in the Americas and the intersection of social and political philosophy with chattel slavery, European empire, and decolonization. He teaches courses on the history of political thought, Africana philosophy, Caribbean Philosophy, and contemporary social and political thought.

University News

Philosophy Professor Recognized for Anti-Violence Research
Published June 25, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
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Elena Ruíz’s anti-violence research has attracted the interest and support of advocacy organizations and philanthropic groups world-wide, including the Me Too Movement…Read now »
Professor Receives Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship
Published December 18, 2019 in College of Arts & Letters
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Assistant Professor Tacuma Peters is one of only 10 junior faculty from universities across the nation selected for a 12-month Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. Funded by the…Read now »
Examining Social and Cultural Unrest
Published April 18, 2016 in College of Arts & Letters
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Many people assume Osama bin Laden killed Americans on Sept. 11 because most Americans are non-Muslim, but his primary motivation was actually a warped eye-for-an-eye…Read now »