Luke Peterson

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
International Relations

816 Libermann Hall
Phone: 412.396.2364


Ph.D., Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge (King's College)
M.A., Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas, Austin, 2007
M.A., Liberal Arts, St. Edward's University, 2004
B.A., History, University of Texas, Austin, 1999

Luke Peterson has a Bachelors of Arts in History from the University of Texas (1999), a Masters of Liberal Arts from St. Edward's University (2004), and a Masters of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Texas (2007). He completed a PhD at The University of Cambridge (King's College) in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies investigating language, media, and knowledge surrounding the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Dr. Peterson has published in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, has chapters in three anthologies, a monograph entitled Palestine in the American Mind: The Discourse on Palestine in the Contemporary United States, and his new book entitled Palestine-Israel in the Print News Media: Contending Discourses is now available through Routledge Publications. Dr. Peterson moved to Pittsburgh in the fall of 2014 to take up the post of Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary International Issues in the University of Pittsburgh's Global Studies Center for the academic year 2014 - 2015. He joined the International Relations Department at Duquesne University as an Instructor of Arabic in the Fall of 2017. From Pittsburgh Dr. Peterson contributes to local, national, and international media coverage on topics related to the politics, history, and culture of the contemporary Middle East.


IR 103 - Elementary Arabic I for IR (FALL)

IR 104 - Elementary Arabic II for IR (SPRING)

IR 109 - Arabic I Practicum (FALL)

IR 111 - Arabic II Practicum (SPRING)

IR 211 - Intermediate Arabic I for IR (FALL)

IR 212 - Intermediate Arabic II for IR (SPRING)