Christopher Petrella


Petrella, PhD

Director of Philantropic Initiatives

Marguerite Casey Foundation


Christopher Petrella, PhD, is a historian of 19th- and 20th-century racialization in the U.S. He is the new Director of Philanthropic Initiatives at the Marguerite Casey Foundation, and the former editorial director and VP of operations at Kaepernick Publishing and led political education curriculum development efforts at Know Your Rights Camp. Christopher also served as a part-time faculty member at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Christopher’s writing and public scholarship examine intellectual histories of race and resistance in the U.S. and have been featured in the New York Times as well as on NPR and CNN. He is a regular contributor to the Washington Post and has edited and coedited numerous books, including Abolition for the People and the forthcoming The Bridges Yuri Built: How Yuri Kochiyama Marched across Movements, by Kai Naima Williams.

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