Past Member

Peter Coviello

Affiliation

Social Science

Field of Study

American Literature, Queer Studies, Political Theology

Home Institution

University of Illinois at Chicago
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Peter Coviello has written extensively about intimacy, nation, and the racial history of sexuality in nineteenth-century America. His current project considers the fate of early Mormonism, its theological as well as colonial ambitions, and the eventual disciplining of its carnal imagination. His work looks to reconceive “secularism” as a biopolitics.

Dates at IAS

Member
School of Social Science

Degrees

Cornell University
Ph.D.
1998
Northwestern University
B.A.
1993

Appointments

Bowdoin College
1998–2014
Professor of English