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Dr. Jonathan Scott Perry

Title: Associate Professor
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Phone: 941-359-4248
Email: perryjs@usf.edu
Office: C257

Dr. Jonathan Scott Perry is an Associate Professor of History at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee campus.  Dr. Perry earned degrees at The Ohio University (double BAs in History and Latin) and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (MA and PhD in History), and he has taught at a number of American and Canadian colleges, including Chapel Hill, Brevard College (N. Carolina), the University of Central Florida (Orlando), York University (Toronto), and the USF Sarasota-Manatee campus. 

He has published a series of articles on, among other topics, classical scholarship in Fascist Italy, Latin epigraphy (the study of inscriptions), sport terminology in the ancient world, and women and Greek athletics. His first book, The Roman Collegia: The Modern Evolution of an Ancient Concept (Leiden, the Netherlands: Brill Academic Publishers, 2006), traces the intellectual development of a Roman institution from 1843 through the 20th century, and three further books (published by Oxford University Press) explore the impact of historical concepts on 20th- and 21st-century film culture.

Dr. Perry believes that teaching and scholarship complement each other—some of his most promising ideas have originated while teaching in a classroom—and he looks forward to collaborating with USF students and colleagues to generate more of these.


Sources for Europe in the Modern World, Oxford University Press, 1st edition, 2017, 2nd edition (with Allison Scardino Belzer), 2021.

‘Élites femeninas y masculinas en la economía de Pompeya romana,’ for H. Beck, J. Gallego, C. García MacGaw, y F. Pina Polo, eds., Encuentro con las élites del Mediterráneo antiguo: Liderazgo, estilos de vida, legitimidad, Buenos Aires: Miño y Dávila, 2021, pp. 287-301.

‘“Safety First”: Cassius Dio on the Augustan Senate,’ for A. M. Kemezis, C. Bailey, and B. Poletti, eds., The Intellectual Climate of Cassius Dio: Greek and Roman Pasts, Brill Academic Press, 2022, pp. 59-79.