Peter Erickson is an Assistant Professor of German at Colorado State University. His research focuses on the intersection of literature, art, and religion in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. For his dissertation at the University of Chicago, “Religious Conversion in the Late German Enlightenment: Goethe, Schiller, Wieland,” he used archival research to show how narratives of religious conversion have shaped the development of the modern novel. More recently, he has published on German colonialism, architecture theory, French Romantic painting, and the history of gift-giving.
Prior to joining Colorado State, he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Oakland University in Michigan (2014-2016).