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 PhD student in the Department of History at UT Austin. His research broadly focuses on militarization, morality, and migration during the twentieth century in Central America. More specifically, his MA thesis traces the relationship between Cold War-era security initiatives and the militarization of urban centers in post-peace Guatemala. In the process, he examines US culpability for the continuation of state repression and interrogates assumptions that preface US immigration policy towards Central American refugees. Before arriving at UT, Ilan received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from Willamette University where he graduated cum laude.