Eilin Perez: “The Half-Life of Sovereignty" Manuscript Talk
Friday, February 24, 2023, 02:00pm - 03:30pm
Cold War Asias Working Group presents
North Korea and Solidarity Movements of the Decolonizing World, 1958-1976, Book Manuscript Talk by Dr. Eilin Pérez
Friday, February 24, 2023
Graduate Student Meet & Greet (Brunch will be provided)
Time: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, Feb 24, 2023
Location: Room 6050, Academic Building-West, 15 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ
Book Manuscript Talk (Reception will follow)
Time: 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM, Feb 24, 2023
Location: Room 6051, Academic Building-West, 15 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ
The Half-Life of Sovereignty: North Korea and Solidarity Movements of the Decolonizing World, 1958-1976, considers histories of cultural production that emerged out of engagement between North Korea and South-South solidarity movements. The project reconsiders traditional Area Studies boundaries by highlighting the networks of information exchange and dissemination developed among anti-imperialist actors during the Cold War. Dr. Perez conducted archival research for this project in Korea, Cuba, Chile, Australia, and in several locations throughout the United States.
Dr. Eilin Rafael Perez is a historian of modern Korea specializing in cultures of diplomacy and decolonization in the Cold War. Dr. Perez joins Yale as a Postdoctoral Associate in History with an emphasis in Public Humanities. He completed a PhD in History at the University of Chicago in 2022 after receiving a BA in Asian Studies and History with honors from Williams College.
Dr. Perez’s teaching and research as a historian is enlivened by the Public Humanities field, reflecting a commitment to the coproduction of knowledge across experiential and disciplinary bounds. His work building relationships and managing projects with practitioners in museums, archives, and libraries continues to shape his approach towards centering accessible, critically-informed historical inquiry. Dr. Perez holds a Teaching Certificate with an emphasis in Writing Pedagogy from the Chicago Center for Teaching and has led workshops on antiracist pedagogical practice. He is committed to mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds, and to expanding access to educational opportunities to nontraditional students.