Peter Sands

Associate Professor


JD, University of Wisconsin
PhD, Binghamton University, SUNY
MA, University at Albany, SUNY
BA, University at Albany, SUNY

Areas of Research and Teaching

Intellectual Property law and its relation to academic work and publishing
Digital Writing and Art
Nineteenth-century American literature and culture
Online teaching and writing
Utopianism and Science Fiction
Law and literature
Law and Rhetoric
American literary and cultural studies, including law and rhetoric
Utopianism and Science Fiction
Digital media
Writing - composition, professional, and research-oriented

Recent Publications

Sands, Peter V. “Cyberstates.” Law and Disciplinarity; Thinking Beyond Borders. Ed. Beck, Robert J. Palgrave Macmillan, (2013): 207-25.

Sands, Peter V. “Blended Classrooms: Hybridity, Social Capital, and Online Learning.” Teaching the Humanities Online: A Practical Guide to the Virtual Classroom. Ed. Hoffman, Stephen J., and Robison, J. K. M.E. Sharpe, (2010).

Sands, Peter V. “Towers of Ivory, Corridors of Linoleum: Utopia in Academic Novels.” Stumbling Through the Groves: Fiction on Academia. Ed. Bosco, Mark, and Connor, Kimberly R. Edwin Mellen, (2007).

Sands, Peter V. “Distant, Present, and Hybrid.” Role Play: Distance Learning and the Teaching of English. Ed. Alexander, Jonathan, and Dixon, Marcia. Hampton Press, (2006).

Inman, James. Electronic Collaboration in the Humanities: Issues and Options. Ed. Inman, James, Reed, Cheryl, and Sands, Peter V. Lawrence Erlbaum, 2003.

Sands, Peter V. “Octavia Butler's Chiastic Cannibalistics: Utopia, Consumption, Consumption, Utopia.” Utopian Studies 14.1 (2003): 1-14.