Raphael Murillo

Visiting Lecturer
Office Hours: 
Teaching Fall 2018

Ph.D., History, University of California, Berkeley

M.A., History, University of California, Berkeley

A.B., History, Princeton University


Raphael Murillo is a historian of Spain’s empire, state formation, and social organization in the early modern Mediterranean and Atlantic. His current project, Disciplining Empire, investigates how modern norms of corruption, bureaucracy, and the regulatory role of the state were constructed through the practice of inspection in Spain’s empire centuries before the ascendance of anti-corruption ideology in Britain. In dialogue with the concepts and methods of organization theory, his work also maps out the intersection of society, institutionalization, and the structures and networks of corruption. 

Research Interests: 

Early Modern Europe


Spanish Italy

Colonial Latin America



Organization Theory


Semester Course Title Syllabus
Fall 2018 C157 The Renaissance and the Reformation
Spring 2017 R1B.003 Organizing Empire