Luke is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Thought and Constitutionalism at the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Missouri. He is currently writing a book manuscript on religious freedom and grand strategy during the Cold War. He is a 12 year veteran with the Air National Guard where he served as an avionics maintainer. Dr. Perez is a 2018 Lincoln Fellow with the Claremont Institute and a 2015-2016 Graduate Fellow with the Donald Rumsfeld Foundation. Dr. Perez completed his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, his M.A. at Villanova University, and his B.A. at The Ohio State University.