Rachelle Peterson

Director of Research Projects, National Association of Scholars

Peterson is the author of a newly released study, Inside Divestment: The Illiberal Movement to Turn a Generation Against Fossil Fuels (November 2015), which provides the first comprehensive account of the international campus movement demanding disinvestment from fossil fuel companies. With Peter Wood she co-authored Sustainability: Higher Education’s New Fundamentalism (March 2015), a top-to-bottom review of how sustainability and environmental studies are promulgated in American higher education. That report was widely covered, including in George F. Will’s nationally syndicated column, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, and elsewhere.

Mrs. Peterson’s research and commentary has been published in outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, and Commentary magazine. She has discussed her research on the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal and on numerous radio shows.

She graduated from The King’s College (New York) with a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics. She and her husband Josiah reside in New York City.