My name is Luke M. Perez. I am doctoral student in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin, a native Californian, and an aspiring coffee aficionado.
My professional research focuses on the history of political thought, with an emphasis on the ancient Greek and early Christian eras. I earned my B.A. from The Ohio State University where I studied Classics and International Relations. At Villanova University I wrote my Master's thesis on Saint Augustine of Hippo. I have presented at the Midwest Political Science Association, received a few professional awards, and do my best to engage the larger scholarly community on Academia.edu.
I am a native son of California, but my schooling and service in the Air National Guard have taken me all over America and across the globe. To keep up with my scattered group of friends, I can usually be found on Google+ or posting whimsical updates to my family on Tumblr, engaging the body politic on Twitter, and (occasionally) checking-in on Foursquare.