Shawn J. Parry-Giles

Professor & Chair
Faculty

Ph.D., Indiana University

Phone: 301-405-6527
2126 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 (with David S. Kaufer) Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought. State College: Penn State University Press, 2017. She is also the co-author of the book: Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics (recipient of the Marie Hochmuth Nichols Award). 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 (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 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.

Dr. Parry-Giles has published articles in such outlets as the Associated Press, Daily Kos, Huffington Post, Newsweek, Salon, and U.S. News and World Report.

Current research projects include a large scale 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. 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).