Peper Langhout is a graduate student with the American Studies program interested in critical race and postcolonial studies, carceral and criminal justice systems, epistemic injustice, trauma theory, and public humanities. Her interdisciplinary approach to literary texts inspects trauma and trauma narratives in North American culture and how they produce ethical and epistemic problems in testimony as well as narratological issues in representation. She taught as a recipient of a Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Peper contributed to the Indiana Women’s Prison History Project as an investigative researcher and editor in the preparation of "Who would believe a prisoner?": Indiana Women's Carceral Institutions 1848-1920 (2023). She has also served as volunteer faculty for the Indiana Women’s Prison Higher Education Program, teaching a wide range of classes, from foundational reading and high school equivalency to graduate level seminars.