Raphael Murillo

Berkeley Connect Fellow

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.


PhD, History, University of California, Berkeley

MA, History, University of California, Berkeley

AB, History, Princeton University