Writing Samples

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Over the last few years, Perry’s work has appeared in: CNN.com, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Los Angeles Times, Vice.com, Rolling Stone, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Salon, Chicago Tribune, Pacific Standard Magazine, Newsweek, Playboy, USA Today, The Marshall Project, NBC News, Al Jazeera America, Eater, The Establishment, Rewire.com, Yahoo! Parenting, Crux, The Mary Sue, and many others. He writes commentary and reported features about many topics, but focuses on politics, history, family, health justice, disability, and education.

Selected Clips

Rep. Ilhan Omar smiling in front of a blue backgroundThe Optimist in the Room
(The Nation, 10/15/19)

Two children's hands chained togetherThe Concentration Camp Next Door (Pacific Standard, 6/20/2019)

Murky red and blue pattern100 Years of GOP lies about Socialism (GEN – Medium on Politics, 3/12/19)

A pot, a bowl, a knife and some chopped chives on a cutting boardCooking for my Dying Mother (Washington Post, 11/21/18)

Students sitting at cimputersHow to Teach a Cyborg
(The Atlantic, 12/6/17)

Pro-choice protestors marchingBodily Autonomy can Unite the Left (The Nation, 9/13/17)

More Selected Clips

Public engagement and other topics related to academia.
Disability Essays – Violence, Representation, Family, Politics

Selected clips from CNN, The New York Times, The Guardian, Al Jazeera America, The Atlantic, The Nation, and Vice.com You can also see these clips via Contently or Clippings.

Disability and Representation


Higher Education



Police Violence

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Corporate Writing and White Papers