Dr. Lorenzo Perillo Receives the UIC 2018–2019 Teaching Recognition Award

Congratulations to Dr. Lorenzo Perillo for being one of the recipients of the UIC 2018 – 2019 Teaching Recognition Award—an award given to recognize faculty’s contributions to teaching at UIC.

The award will be given in Fall 2019 at the annual Provost Faculty awards ceremony.

Dr. Perillo is currently Assistant Professor of Global Asian Studies and member of the Racialized Body research cluster at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to his appointment, he held the position of Andrew W. Mellon Diversity Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Performing and Media Arts, and affiliated with the Asian American Studies and American Studies programs at Cornell University. Dr. Perillo earned his Ph.D. in Culture and Performance and Concentration in Asian American Studies at UCLA. He also holds a M.A. degree in American Studies and Graduate Certificate in International Cultural Studies from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. His research interests include Asian American Studies, Global Hip Hop studies, Dance Studies, Pacific Islander Studies, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, and postcolonialism.