Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

Associate Professor
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Ph.D., University of Chicago (2007, History)
M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison (2000, History)
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles (1996, History)
B.S., University of California, Los Angeles (1996, Astrophysics)


Matthew Perry is an Associate Professor in the History Department and a member of the Gender Studies Program, specializing 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.

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Global History, Gender Studies

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American Historical Association

Association of Ancient Historians

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Gender/Queer Theory

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