Christopher Peace holds a B.A. in Writing from Mississippi College and an M.A. in Literature from Jackson State University, where he completed his thesis entitled, "Zora Neale Hurston's Conjure Memes: A Post-structuralist Analysis of Mules and Men and Tell My Horse." He is currently at the University of Kansas pursuing a doctoral degree in rhetoric and composition. Some of his academic interests include cultural rhetorics, African Diaspora spiritual systems, eco-composition, Afrofuturism, and environmental studies. At HBW he has worked with the Black Book Interactive Project and Black Literary Suite teams.