History PhD, CLA '20
“Dr. Jay Lockenour is one of the only people in the United States that I could work with on my project and research interests. He's offered me a great deal of help and support along the way. In many ways, applying to a PhD program is like applying for an apprenticeship."
Eric Perinovic is earning his PhD in History in Temple’s College of Liberal Arts. As a 2018 U.S. Fulbright grantee and Thomas J. Davis Endowed Fellow in Diplomacy and Foreign Relations at Temple’s Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Eric conducts archival research at the Bundesarchiv Militärarchiv in Germany on the enduring political, economic and security legacy of the Lockheed F-104G Starfighter in West German service.
When selecting a PhD program, Eric credits Temple’s research faculty advisors and commitment to interdisciplinarity. He also says that Philadelphia’s proximity to notable research institutions and archives is particularly helpful for budgeting the research trips that support his studies. After completing this doctoral program at Temple, Eric feels his options are wide open, with possibilities of working at a university, or as a historian for the federal government to help inform policy making.