Najarian Peters

Portrait of Najarian Peters
  • Linda D. Ferrell and Richard C. Tombari Honors Faculty Fellow, University Honors Program
  • Associate Professor, School of Law

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Najarian R. Peters earned her Juris Doctor at Notre Dame Law School and her Bachelor Arts at Xavier University of Louisiana. Professor Peters’ research focuses on privacy law, child law, home-education, emerging technology, and legal history. Since 2019 she has been a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. She teaches the following courses: Marginalized Bodies in Literature, Medicine, and Law; Torts; Privacy Law; and The Practice of Privacy Law. She has three forthcoming books: Kansas Personal Injury Law (LexisNexis), Privacy and Racial Marginality (West Law Academic Publishing), and Marronage and Modernity: Privacy, Technology, and Black Liberation (The University of California Press). Her law articles and essays have been published in national and international journals including the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, University of California Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and Seton Hall Law Review, as well as the 5Rights Foundation’s Digital Futures Commission publication Education Data Futures: Critical, Regulator and Practical Reflections. Professor Peters created the new privacy focused conference PrivacyPraxis in 2020 and co-designed the Wellness in Democracy series focused on misinformation and disinformation. In addition to her current research agenda, she is also interested in analyzing the connections between emerging technology, mis/disinformation and the impact on the rule of law and democratic institutions. 

Professor Peters joined the Honors Faculty Fellow program in the Fall of 2023.