Sands, Peter

Associate Professor & Director, UWM Honors College



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

Research Interests:

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

Teaching Interests:

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.