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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)
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Matthew Perry is an Associate Professor in the History Department at John Jay College and in the Classics Department at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is a specialist in ancient history, teaching courses on a wide range of topics. 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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JJC Affiliations
Global History
Courses Taught

HIS 106- Historical Perspectives on Justice and Inequality

HIS 127- Micohistories

HIS 203- The Ancient World

HIS 240- Historiography

HIS 254- History of Ancient Greece and Rome

HIS 269- History of World Slavery I (to 1650 CE)

HIS 300- Research Methods (Global History)

HIS 354- Law and Society in Ancient Athens and Rome

HIS 425- Senior Seminar (Global History)

Professional Memberships

American Historical Association Association of Ancient Historians