Shawn J. Parry-Giles

Professor & Interim Director, Graduate Studies in Interpreting & Translation
Faculty

Ph.D., Indiana University

Phone: 301-405-6527
2126 Skinner Building
Professional Interests: 

Dr. Parry-Giles teaches and studies rhetoric and politics. Her research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, and elsewhere.

She is the author of the book: Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics. She also authored The Rhetorical Presidency, Propaganda, and the Cold War, 1945-1955 (named a Choice "Outstanding Academic Title") and 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. Dr. Parry-Giles is also co-editor of the Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

Dr. Parry-Giles is the director of the University of Maryland's Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership. She is also co-editor of the journal: Voices of Democracy—a project that was initially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Current research projects include working on a book manuscript that examines the role of style, class, and character in Lincoln reminiscences from 1865 to 1900.

Curriculum Vitae

Graduate Advising Philosophy

Representative Publications:

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).

Parry-Giles, Shawn J., and Trevor Parry-Giles. Constructing Clinton: Hyperreality and Presidential Image-Making in Postmodern Politics (New York: Peter Lang, 2002).