University of Vermont

Center for Research on Vermont

Kristin Peterson-Ishaq

Kristin Peterson-Ishaq Retired Staff

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Kristin Peterson-Ishaq worked for more than three decades as the Coordinator of the Center for Research on Vermont. Kris' acceptance comments are here. As Coordinator, she supplied the administrative support that helped establish and manage the Vermont Studies minor, the Research-in-Progress Seminar series, conferences, and the Annual Meeting and awards program. She served as the Managing Editor of the Center’s publications, including several monographs and the Occasional Papers series. A graduate of Georgetown University (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) with a B.S. in Arabic Language and the American University in Cairo with a master’s degree in Arabic Language and Literature, Peterson-Ishaq has published her English translation of Egyptian writer Yusuf Idris’s al-Haram (The Sinners). With colleagues J. Kevin Graffagnino, H. Nicholas Muller III, and David A. Donath, she co-edited The Vermont Difference: Perspectives from the Green Mountain State. She is currently working with co-editors H. Nicholas Muller III, Richard Watts, and J. Kevin Graffagnino on the forthcoming Center for Research on Vermont publication Green Mountain Scholar: Samuel B. Hand, Dean of Vermont Historians. Kristin lives in Essex Junction with her husband Moussa.