Pete’s bio

peter picturePeter Bohmer has been an activist in movements for radical social chance since 1967. These have included anti-racist organizing and solidarity movements with the people of Vietnam, Southern Africa, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Palestine and Central America against U.S. imperialism and intervention. For his activism and teaching, he was targeted by the FBI. He has a Ph. D. in Economics from the University of Massachusetts, where he wrote a dissertation on the political economy of racism.

He  has been a member of the faculty at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA since 1987  where he teaches teaches political economy.  Peter took classes from Evergreen to Cuba in 2004, and to Venezuela with Anne Fischel in 2009 and 2012.  I am currently on leave. He will be teaching a Student Originated Studies (SOS) Program through the Center for  Community Based Learning and Action Program in spring, 2017. In 2017-2018, he  will be co-teaching with Savvina Chowdhury, a full year program, Political  Economy of Revolutions.  They will spend spring, 2018 in Oaxaca, Mexico and probably, Chiapas.  He believes alternatives to capitalism are desirable and possible. Peter’s research interests include alternate economics systems, the political economy of racism, the U.S. political economy, and analyzing economic inequality.
Peter is active in  organizing for economic justice and against U.S. imperialism. He is currently active in organizing and participating in monthly, Economics for Everyone workshops in downtown Olympia.  He is the proud parent of a daughter and three sons and two grandchildren aged three and five. thr

Contact information:

telephone: 360 867-6431
Office: Lab II, 2271.
Address: Lab II, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA 98505
email: bohmerp@evergreen.edu