Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

Associate Professor
Phone number: 
212.237.8814
Room number: 
8.65.14

Education

PhD
MA
BA
BS
2007
2000
1996
1996
University of Chicago
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Los Angeles
     
     

Bio

Matthew Perry specializes in the history of ancient Greece and Rome.  His research focuses on Roman social and cultural history, especially issues of gender, legal status, and social standing.  His first book, Gender, Manumission, and the Roman Freedwoman, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2014.  Other publications appear in the Oxford Companion to Roman Law, the Journal of Ancient History, and the Ancient History Bulletin.  He is currently working on a new project that examines forms of sexual prohibition and obligation in ancient Rome.

Professor Perry teaches in the History Department and the Gender Studies Program.  His offerings include courses on the ancient world, premodern slavery, and gender and sexuality.  He also serves as the coordinator for the Global History major.

Expertise

Ancient Greece and Rome, Early Medieval Europe, Gender and Sexuality, Premodern Slavery