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ROSS PERLIN is a writer and linguist in New York. His first book, Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economywas published by Verso in 2011 and as a paperback and ebook in 2012. He lived and worked in China from 2009 to 2011. He is Co-Director of the Endangered Language Alliance.

Ross' work has appeared in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Guardian, 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 the Googleplex, the British Parliament, the Economic Policy Institute, and a wide range of universities and colleges. He has been a television and radio guest on networks across the world, including MSNBC, CBS, Fox, the BBC, NPR, and many others. 

Ross has a BA from Stanford and earned an M.Phil. from Cambridge and an MA from the University of London (SOAS) on a Marshall Scholarship. He has a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Bern (Switzerland).

Ross is available as a guest speaker on internships, youth economics, career issues, precarious labor and related topics. He is also a frequent speaker on endangered languages, Yiddish, and China-related topics.

You can contact Ross at ross DOT perlin AT gmail DOT com.

Recent Articles
Ross on the Dylan Ratigan Show (MSNBC)

Ross on Dylan Ratigan (MSNBC), May 2012
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The Nation: Who Are Precarious Workers?


Ross on WNYC "The Brian Lehrer Show"