ROSS PERLIN is a writer and linguist based in Brooklyn. His first book, Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy, was published by Verso in 2011 and is available in paperback and ebook as of April 2012. He recently became Assistant Director of the Endangered Language Alliance, a non-profit based in New York, where he also directs the Jewish Languages Project.
Ross' work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian (UK), and The Washington Post, among other places. He has addressed audiences of students, employers, career counselors, scholars, union members, Occupy Wall Street activists, journalists, and politicians. He has spoken at venues such as the Googleplex, the British Parliament, the Economic Policy Institute, and universities including Cornell, Temple, and CUNY. He has been a television and radio guest across the US, in the UK, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.
Ross is a graduate of Andover and Stanford. He earned graduate degrees from Cambridge and the University of London (SOAS) on a Marshall Scholarship.
Ross is available as a guest speaker on internships, youth economics, career issues, precarious labor and related topics. He has also presented on Yiddish, endangered languages, and China-related topics.
Chinese Workers Foxconned (Dissent Magazine)
The Graduate With a Precarious Future (New Left Project)
(Jewish Daily Forward)
Ross on Dylan Ratigan (MSNBC), May 2012
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The Nation: Who Are Precarious Workers?
Ross on WNYC "The Brian Lehrer Show"
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Last updated: 15 March 2013.