History Department
History Department

Ilan Palacios Avineri


B.A. in History, Willamette University

Graduate Student
Ilan Palacios Avineri

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Interests


Modern Central America, State Repression, Militarization, Political Ethics, Bodily Autonomy, Human Rights, Historical Memory

Biography


Ilan Palacios Avineri is a third-year Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a historian of Central America, focusing on twentieth-century Guatemala. His research interests include militarization, policing, state repression, and bodily autonomy.

Ilan holds a B.A. in History from Willamette University where he graduated cum laude in 2019. He received his M.A. in History from the University of Texas at Austin in 2021. His master’s thesis Institutionalizing Terror: Militarization and Migration in Central America’s Forever Wars explores the militarization of daily life in Central America during the Cold War and the securitization of these societies in the post-peace period. He has also written several public history articles for Not Even Past.