Shawn J. Parry-Giles

Professor & Chair
Faculty

Ph.D., Indiana University

Phone: 301-405-6527
2130 Skinner Building
Professional Interests: 

Dr. Parry-Giles is the author, co-author, or co-editor of seven books. Most recently, Dr. Parry-Giles co-authored the book (with David S. Kaufer) Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought. State College: Penn State University Press, 2017. She also authored the following books: Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics (recipient of the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award) and The Rhetorical Presidency, Propaganda, and the Cold War, 1945-1955 (named a Choice "Outstanding Academic Title"). In addition, she is a co-author of Constructing Clinton: Hyperreality and Presidential Image-Making in Postmodern Politics, as well as The Prime-Time Presidency: The West Wing and U.S. Nationalism (with Trevor Parry-Giles). Dr. Parry-Giles is also co-editor of the Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address (with J. Michael Hogan).

Dr. Parry-Giles is the director of the Mark and Heather Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership. She is also co-editor of the journal: Voices of Democracy (with J. Michael Hogan)—a project that was initially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities--and co-editor of the Recovering Democracy Archives: Speech Recovery Project (with Lauren Hunter).

Dr. Parry-Giles has published articles in such outlets as the Associated PressDaily KosHuffington PostNewsweekSalon, and U.S. News and World Report.

Current research projects include a large scale text mining/digital humanities project focused on Hillary Clinton's speeches and memoirs from 1993 through 2016 and a project that addresses the debate over the Exoduster movement in the post-Reconstruction era that marked a mass migration of freed slaves to Kansas.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Advising Philosophy

Representative Publications:

Parry-Giles, Shawn J., and David S. Kaufer. Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought (State College: Penn State University Press, 2017).

Parry-Giles, Shawn J. Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2014).

Parry-Giles, Shawn J. The Rhetorical Presidency, Propaganda, and the Cold War, 1945-1955 (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2002).