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 Economy, was published by Verso in 2011 and as a paperback and ebook in 2012. He is currently Assistant 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 is a graduate of Andover and Stanford. He earned graduate degrees from Cambridge and the University of London (SOAS) on a Marshall Scholarship, then lived and worked in China from 2009 to 2011.
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.
The Nation: Who Are Precarious Workers?
Ross on WNYC "The Brian Lehrer Show"
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Last updated: 15 April 2016.