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Robert Perkinson

Author, "Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire"

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Robert Perkinson Biography

Robert Perkinson is a historian and Professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is the author of Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire.

Perkinson joined the American Studies department at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2001. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in areas such as crime and punishment, Southern and Western history, race and class, and American empire.

His book, Texas Tough, addresses the history of American punishment, race, economy, and politics in the United States, with an emphasis on Texas—the most locked-down state in the United States. Texas Tough was awarded the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for nonfiction in 2011.

He is currently directing the State of Hawai‘i's and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s efforts to host the Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu.

Perkinson received his B.A. with honors in History, with a minor in Ethnic Studies in 1994 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he also served as a political columnist for the Boulder Weekly and editorial assistant for Critical Asian Studies in Boulder, Colorado. He attended Yale University and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies, where he also co-founded the Student Legal Action Movement. His dissertation is titled The Birth of the Texas Prison Empire, 1865-1915.

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Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire

Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire

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    Robert Perkinson is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Education, Law, Political Speakers, Professors, Social Justice, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers.
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    Robert Perkinson generally travels from Honolulu, HI, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Robert Perkinson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert Perkinson for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Robert Perkinson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Author, "Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire"

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Robert Perkinson Biography

Robert Perkinson is a historian and Professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. He is the author of Texas Tough: The Rise of a Prison Empire.

Perkinson joined the American Studies department at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa in 2001. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in areas such as crime and punishment, Southern and Western history, race and class, and American empire.

His book, Texas Tough, addresses the history of American punishment, race, economy, and politics in the United States, with an emphasis on Texas—the most locked-down state in the United States. Texas Tough was awarded the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for nonfiction in 2011.

He is currently directing the State of Hawai‘i's and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa’s efforts to host the Obama Presidential Center in Honolulu.

Perkinson received his B.A. with honors in History, with a minor in Ethnic Studies in 1994 from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he also served as a political columnist for the Boulder Weekly and editorial assistant for Critical Asian Studies in Boulder, Colorado. He attended Yale University and earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in American Studies, where he also co-founded the Student Legal Action Movement. His dissertation is titled The Birth of the Texas Prison Empire, 1865-1915.

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FAQs on booking Robert Perkinson

  • How do I book Robert Perkinson to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Robert Perkinson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Robert Perkinson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Robert Perkinson or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Robert Perkinson

    Speaking fees for Robert Perkinson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Robert Perkinson are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Robert Perkinson, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Robert Perkinson speak about?

    Robert Perkinson is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Education, Law, Political Speakers, Professors, Social Justice, Speakers by Industry, University Speakers.
  • Where does Robert Perkinson travel from?

    Robert Perkinson generally travels from Honolulu, HI, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Robert Perkinson’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Robert Perkinson for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Robert Perkinson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Robert Perkinson or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Robert Perkinson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Robert Perkinson for your event is available upon request. Robert Perkinson generally travels from Honolulu, HI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Peter Neufeld, Gloria Allred, Dr. Cornel West, Van Jones and Angela Davis. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Robert Perkinson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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