About David Perry

David M. Perry is a disability rights journalist. His work focuses on violence and criminalization, and he's currently writing a book for Beacon Press with the working title: Disability Is Not a Crime (expected Fall, 2017).

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, Pacific Standard Magazine, NewsweekPlayboyUSA Today, 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 is also 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).

Perry and his wife Shannon, a food scientist, live in the Chicago 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 smoking ribs.

Hey, if you like my work, you can just give me money to spend on doing more work (via PayPal). If it accumulates, I'll use it for 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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