Peter is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Art at Tulane University in New Orleans. He focuses his research and teaching on the role of design and decorative art in European modernism, emphasizing the German context. His broader interests include artistic pedagogy, museums and exhibitions, and print culture.
His current book project, based on his dissertation, examines the early career of artist and designer Bernhard Pankok in relation to shifting conceptions of national identity circa 1900.
Before coming to Tulane, Peter taught at Otis College of Art & Design in Los Angeles and was a curatorial fellow in the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum. He has been the recipient of grants from the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).