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John Peterson

Assistant Professor of English

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC) 305
Phone: (310) 506-7936
Fax: (310) 506-7307
E-mail: john.peterson@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D. English, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A. Literature and Creative Writing, Claremont Graduate University
  • B.A. English, The University of Arizona
Courses:
  • Social Action and Justice
  • Environmental Literature
  • Native American Literature
  • American Poetry
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • Brett J. Love Award for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine University, 2009
  • Claremont University Fellowship, 2001-2002
  • Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
  • Western Literature Association
  • Modern Language Association
Academic Interests:
  • Climate Justice
  • Creative Writing, Poetry
  • Environmental Literature
Selected Works:
  • "Re-imagining the Los Angeles River." The Brock Review. 11.2 (2011): 111-120.
  • Re-envisioning the City: A Narrative Analysis of Urban Nature Writing and the Los Angeles River. (dissertation) 2009
  • "The Bear." (poem) Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry. VII (2014)
  • "The Canyon." (poem) Westview. 30.2 (2014)
  • "The La Brea Tar Pits." (poem) Atlanta Review. XVIII.2 (2012)
  • "Vincent's Worker." (poem) The Griffen. (Fall 2009)
  • "Freedom Song." (poem) River Oak Review. 2 (2009): 38.
  • "Memories of the War." (poem) The Louisville Review. 64 (2008): 42.
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