About David Perry

David M. Perry is a freelance journalist. His work focuses on violence and criminalization, and he's currently writing a book for Beacon Press with the working title: Cult of Compliance: Disability Is Not A Crime (expected 2019).

Perry is a columnist for Pacific Standard Magazine, focusing on history, higher education, and disability rights. Since 2013, he's published over 200 columns and reported pieces on disability, history, gender, and what you should be watching on TV. His 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, Al Jazeera America, EaterThe Establishment, Rewire.com, Yahoo! Parenting, Crux, The Mary Sue, and many others.

He is currently a regular columnist covering disability rights and other topics for Pacific Standard Magazine.

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. His scholarly work focuses on Venice, the Crusades, and the Mediterranean World. Buy his book - 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.

If you like his work, you can just give money to spend on doing more work (via PayPal). If it accumulates, it will go to investigative journalism expenses.

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.

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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