Park, Peter K.J.Associate Professor
Office: JO 5.610
Areas of Specialization: early modern Europe, the Enlightenment, German intellectual history, Orientalism, history of philosophy, comparative philosophy.
Education: PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2005
MA, University of California, Los Angeles, 1999
BA, Hampshire College, 1995
Peter K. J. Park earned a BA from Hampshire College. He earned his MA and PhD in modern European history from the University of California at Los Angeles. During 2005-2006, he was Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Loyola Marymount University. During 2006-2007, he was Visiting Scholar at the Center for 17th- and 18th-Century Studies at UCLA. He joined UT Dallas in September of 2007 as Assistant Professor of Historical Studies. He teaches courses on early modern European history, the Renaissance and Reformation, the Enlightenment, the history of philosophy, world and comparative history, and comparative philosophy. He is the recipient of research fellowships from the University of Erfurt and from the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of the European Enlightenment at Martin Luther University at Halle-Wittenberg.
Dr. Park's research focuses on cultural and intellectual exchange between Europe and Asia in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. He is the author of Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy: Racism in the Formation of the Philosophical Canon, 1780-1830 (http://www.sunypress.edu/p-5655-africa-asia-and-the-history-of-.aspx). He has begun work on a second monograph on Scientific Racism in the Late Enlightenment (1770-1830).