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, Political Ethics, Bodily Autonomy, Religious Asylum, Immigration Policy, Human Rights, Historical Memory

Biography


Ilan Palacios Avineri is a doctoral student in the Department of History at UT Austin. His research broadly focuses on the militarization of daily life during the twentieth century in Central America. More specifically, his Master's Report traces the relationship between Cold War-era security initiatives and the 21st-century policing of urban centers in Guatemala. In the process, he explores the US' role in the perpetuation of state surveillance in Central America and interrogates fundamental assumptions that preface US foreign policy in the isthmus. Before arriving at UT, Ilan received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Willamette University where he graduated cum laude.