About David Perry

David M. Perry is a columnist for Pacific Standard Magazine and a freelance journalist, covering politics, history, education, and disability rights. He's working on a book for Beacon Press with the working title: Cult of Compliance: Disability and State Violence in the United States of America.

Over the last few years, Perry's work has appeared in:  CNN.com, The New York TimesThe AtlanticThe GuardianThe Washington PostThe NationThe Los Angeles Times, Vice.com, Rolling Stone, the Chronicle of Higher Education,  Salon, Chicago TribunePacific Standard Magazine, NewsweekPlayboyUSA Today, The Marshall Project, NBC News, Al Jazeera America, EaterThe Establishment, Rewire.com, Yahoo! Parenting, Crux, The Mary Sue, and many others.

See a selection of Perry's published pieces here: http://www.thismess.net/p/essays.html

Perry was a professor of Medieval History at Dominican University from 2006-2017. His scholarly work focuses on Venice, the Crusades, and the Mediterranean World. He's the author of Sacred Plunder: Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade (Penn State University Press, 2015). Now he works for the University of Minnesota, convincing students that studying history is good for them and good for their careers (it is!).

Perry and his wife Shannon, a food scientist, live in the Twin Cities area. Together, they are raising two children, one of whom has Down syndrome. Perry also plays in a high-energy Midwestern Irish Rock band - The ToolesBuy his CD here. Lately, he's obsessed with brisket and ribs.

Follow David Perry on Twitter and Facebook. His Instagram mostly consists of pictures of food and cats, and sometimes children.

Email him - lollardfish@gmail.com - for booking inquiries (writing or speaking), interviews, reviews of products and publications, or just to chat. Phone works too: (612) 396-4837.

An archive of all of Perry's public writing and interviews can be found here.

All views expressed are solely David Perry's. 

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