Prof. Peter Sands

Peter Sands, Associate Professor

phone: 414-229-4416
office: Curtin Hall 578


JD, University of Wisconsin
PhD, Binghamton University, SUNY
MA, University at Albany, SUNY
BA, University at Albany, SUNY

Research Interests:

Intellectual Property law and its relation to academic work and publishing
Digital writing and art
Nineteenth-century American literature and culture
Online teaching and writing
Utopianism and Science Fiction
Law and literature
Law and Rhetoric

Teaching Interests:

American literary and cultural studies, including law and rhetoric
Utopianism and Science Fiction
Digital media
Writing - composition, professional, and research-oriented

Recent Publications:

"Blended Classrooms: Hybridity, Social Capital, and Online Learning." Teaching the Humanities Online: A Practical Guide to the Virtual Classroom. Ed. Stephen J. Hoffman and J. Kelly Robison. M.E. Sharpe, 2010.

"Towers of Ivory, Corridors of Linoleum: Utopia in Academic Novels." Stumbling Through the Groves: Fiction on Academia. Ed. Mark Bosco and Kimberly Rae Connor. Edwin Mellen, 2007.

"Distant, Present, and Hybrid." Role Play: Distance Learning and the Teaching of English. Ed. Jonathan Alexander and Marcia Dixon. Hampton Press, 2006.

Electronic Collaboration in the Humanities: Issues and Options. Ed. James Inman, Cheryl Reed, and Peter Sands. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003.

"Octavia Butler's Chiastic Cannibalistics: Utopia, Consumption, Consumption, Utopia." Utopian Studies 14.1 (2003): 1-14. Winner of the Eugenio Batisti Award for Best Article in Utopian Studies.