Eilin Perez

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CEAS Associate-in-Research
The Cooper Union
Areas of interest : 
Diplomacy and Decolonization in the Cold War

Eilin Rafael Perez is a historian of modern Korea specializing in diplomacy and decolonization in the Cold War. His current book project examines histories of cultural production that emerged out of engagement between North Korea and solidarity movements of the global South. The project reconsiders traditional Area Studies boundaries by highlighting the networks of information exchange and dissemination developed among anti-imperialist actors across the globe. Eilin’s research has been generously supported by the CLIR/Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources; by several Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships; and by the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. Raised in Queens, New York, he is now Visiting Assistant Professor of History in the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences at The Cooper Union. Eilin previously served as Postdoctoral Associate in History and Public Humanities at Yale University. He completed a PhD in History at the University of Chicago after receiving a BA in Asian Studies and History with honors from Williams College.