Francis Rory Peregrine "Perry" Anderson (born 11 September 1938) is a British historian and political essayist. He is a specialist in intellectual history such as the post-1956 Western Marxism of the New Left.
He is Professor of History and Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a former editor of the New Left Review. Anderson has written several books, the latest being The Indian Ideology (2012), a polemic against the Indian nation-building project. He is the brother of political scientist Benedict Anderson.
- Elliott, Gregory (1998). Perry Anderson: The Merciless Laboratory of History. U of Minnesota Press. p. 1. ISBN 978-0-8166-2966-4.
- Archive of Perry Anderson's articles for The Nation
- Archive of Perry Anderson's articles for The New Left Review Archived 2014-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
- The New Statesman Profile – Perry Anderson Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine