Eilin Rafael Pérez

Eilin Rafael Pérez, CSRPC Residential Fellow; PhD candidate in History

Eilin Rafael Pérez is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at the University of Chicago. For the 2019-2020 academic year he is serving as a Residential Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture, and as co-coordinator of the Race and Pedagogy Working Group. His research and teaching focus on the cultural production that has emerged out of diplomatic relations between Korea and the decolonizing world. A recipient of the 2018-2019 CLIR Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources, he is also interested in exploring best practices for archival research and preservation. He is passionate about building collaborative support networks, teaching and learning through visual and oral storytelling, and expanding educational access to communities outside of traditional academic settings.