Past Member

Peter Coviello

Affiliation
Social Science
Field of Study
American Literature, Queer Studies, Political Theology
From 9/2017 – 6/2018:

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
  • Social Science
9/20176/2018
Degrees
Cornell University Ph.D., 1998
Northwestern University B.A., 1993
Appointments
Bowdoin College 1998–2014 Professor of English