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Najarian R. Peters joined the KU Law faculty in summer 2020. She teaches torts as well as two new privacy courses she created: Privacy Law and The Practice of Privacy Law. Peters’ work and scholarship focuses on privacy policy, law, governance, and emerging technology. Peters is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the KU Law faculty, she was the Inaugural Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Law at the Institute for Privacy Protection at Seton Hall Law School where she was the architect of its structure, operations and program portfolio. In 2020, Peters created PrivacyPraxis, an annual conference that brings together scholars, practitioners, and advocates from a cross-section of disciplines to discuss privacy law and policy. Peters’ scholarly articles have been published in the Michigan Journal of Race & Law, University of California Law Review, Washington & Lee Law Review, and Seton Hall Law Review. Peters’ first book is forthcoming with the University of California Press in 2024 titled Marronage and Modernity: Privacy, Technology, and Black Liberation.

Peters earned her J.D. at Notre Dame Law School where she created and taught the seminar in the Center for Social Concerns, Environmental Human Rights in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and was the recipient of the Joseph Ciraolo Memorial Award and Africana Studies Book Award. She received her B.A. at Xavier University of Louisiana.