Gregory Perryman

University of Bristol Summer Institute on Arts, Activism, and Social Justice

Gregory Perryman was born in raised in Cleveland, Ohio and is currently a rising second year at University of Virginia. He’s double majoring in Global Sustainability and Politics. His primary academic interest is in understanding how the development of racial capitalism contributes to environmental injustice. 

At UVA he is a staff writer for the Virginia Black Review, the universities only student run African American publication. Additionally, he can often be found giving history tours discussing student activism and memorialization at UVA as a member of the University Guide Service. He looks forward to understanding how writers, artist, and activist have confronted hierarchy and inequality in the built environment of Bristol. 

This past fall he won the UVA entrepreneurship cups social entrepreneurship concept competition for pitching his own climate tech business. He is also a part of an interdisciplinary research group called the Environmental Justice Repair Lab. He is excited to learn skills at the Summer Institute that help him define his future Climate Justice advocacy. 

In his free time he enjoys filmmaking and video production. Having never travelled abroad before Gregory looks forward to immersing himself in the historical, social, and cultural landscape of Bristol.