Books from Dr. Perry

The Little Rock Crisis:What Desegregation Politics Says About Us (May 2015, Palgrave MacMillan)

The Little Rock Crisis describes the power of direct and learned memories of the 1957 desegregation crisis in Little Rock, Arkansas.


“21st Century Urban Race Politics: Representing Minorities as Universal Interests,” a book with Emerald Publishing Limited

Black Mayors, White Majorities: The Balancing Act of Racial Politics, a book with University of Nebraska Press

Selected Articles from Dr. Perry


“Kindred Political Rhetoric: Black Mayors, President Obama and the Universalizing of Black Interests.” Journal of Urban Affairs


“The Politics of Applied Black Studies: An Historical Synthesis for Understanding Social Science Impact” Journal of Applied Social Science

“First Impressions, ‘America’s Paper’ and Pre-Primary Black Presidential Candidates: The New York Times Coverage of Rev. Jesse Jackson (1983), Rev. Al Sharpton (2003), and Sen. Barack Obama (2007) Campaign Announcements and Initial Days” Ethnic Studies Review