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Taking Scholarship Public: White Supremacy, Medieval Studies, and Mass Media
October 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Stevenson Fireside Lounge
The “unofficial medievalist to CNN,” David M. Perry is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in CNN.com, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon, Chicago Tribune, and many other venues. In addition to commenting on Medieval History in the news, he focuses on issues of history, higher education, and disability rights. He is currently at work on Cult of Compliance: Disability Is Not A Crime, expected from Beacon Press in 2018.
Trained as a medieval historian, Perry was formerly Associate Professor of History at Dominican University. His book Sacred Plunder: Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade was published by Penn State University Press in 2015.
Sponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research, Cowell College, and the Literature Department.