Peter Peters studied sociology in Groningen (NL) with a minor in musicology. He is senior lecturer at the Department of Philosophy of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University, where he currently teaches an Artistic Research track in the Master programme of Arts & Culture. In 2008 he was appointed Professor at the research centre ‘Autonomy and the public sphere in the Arts’ of the arts faculty of Zuyd University, Maastricht. In his inaugural address 'Grensverkeer. Over praktijkonderzoek voor de kunsten' ['Border Traffic. On practice based research for the Arts'], he critically considers the discourse on artistic research. His research topics are artistic research, new aesthetic spaces, site-specific art as context for engaged research, and art in relation to mobile worlds. He is Associate Editor for the Journal for Artistic Research (JAR).