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Richard J. Perry, PhD, Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Instruction in Anthropology

Mr. Perry has prospered as a researcher, professor and author

    POTSDAM, NY, June 11, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Richard J. Perry, PhD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having developed a passion for anthropology since coming of age, Mr. Perry obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Master of Arts from Syracuse University in 1966. Following these accomplishments, he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in anthropology in 1971. Prior to the conclusion of his academic efforts, Mr. Perry served as a private first class in the Massachusetts and New York National Guard between 1964 and 1970.

From 1971 until 2004, Mr. Perry has excelled as a professor of anthropology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, and as a professor emeritus since then. He is the author of several books, including "Western Apache Heritage: People of the Mountain Corridor" in 1991, "Apache Reservation: Indigenous Peoples and the American State" in 1993, "From Time Immemorial: Indigenous Peoples and State Systems" in 1996, "Five Key Concepts in Anthropological Thinking" in 2002, " 'Race' and Racism: The Development of Racism in America" in 2007 and "Killer Apes, Naked Apes, and Just Plain Nasty People: The Misuse and Abuse of Science in Political Discourse" in 2015.

Mr. Perry has flourished as a researcher in the cultures of native peoples, both in the American southwest among the western Apache and in co-directing St. Lawrence's anthropological program in Kenya. As the founding chairperson of St. Lawrence's anthropological department, he has also offered courses in the racial, cultural, legal and historical aspects of the discipline.

For five decades, Mr. Perry has promoted careful and cogent research in anthropology while striving to present his material in a clear and concise fashion but with strong opinions at St. Lawrence and in the pages of his many books on the subject. He continues to be a major force in the academic world. The annual Richard J. Perry Award, named in his honor, is bestowed to a junior or sophomore student who exhibits a keen enthusiasm and academic proficiency in the study of anthropology.

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