Jimena Perry, Ph.D. (She/Her/Hers)

Assistant Professor, History Department

Jimena Perry
10 President Street


  • Ph.D., History - The University of Texas at Austin
  • MA, History - The University of Texas at Austin
  • MPhil, Social Anthropology - Cambridge University, United Kingdom
  • BS, Anthropology - Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Dr. Jimena Perry teaches Timeless Issues in History, Emergence of Modern Latin America and Drug Traffic in Latin America. Her research interests are memory, human rights, public history, and museums in Latin America. She has served as an assistant instructor at The University of Texas at Austin, East Carolina University, and has also taught at universities in her hometown of Bogotá, Colombia.

Dr. Jimena Perry is a Latin American Scholar specialized in Colombia. She earned a BS in Anthropology from the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, an MPhil in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Ph.D. in History from the University of Texas at Austin. Her research areas are violence, museums, memory, history of anthropology and public history. She brings these three bodies of scholarship together to understand which remembrances individuals and communities’ privilege to pass on to future generations or to forget. She is also the Project Manager of Explorers of the International Federation for Public History since 2018.