Ph.D., Indiana University
Associate Director for Academic & Professional Affairs
Dr. Parry-Giles studies rhetoric and political culture and legal rhetoric. He is the co-author The Prime-Time Presidency: The West Wing and U.S. Nationalism (University of Illinois Press) and Constructing Clinton: Hyperreality and Presidential Image-Making in Postmodern Politics (Peter Lang). Dr. Parry-Giles is also the author of The Character of Justice: Rhetoric, Law, and Politics in the Supreme Court Confirmation Process (Michigan State University Press). His research has appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric & Public Affairs, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, and elsewhere.
Current research projects include exploring the role of image and character in U.S. political discourse, critically tracing the history of American presidential campaign rhetoric, and examining the rhetorics of geopolitical change in contemporary remakes of Cold War era films.
COMM 711—Historical and Critical Methods in Communication Research
Trevor Parry-Giles, "The Chronotopic Clinton: Reflections of (a) Political Character in Popular Culture," Popular Communication 10 (2012): 231-244.
Trevor Parry-Giles, "Harry Potter and the Paradoxical Critique of Celebrity Culture," Celebrity Studies 2 (2011): 305-319.
Trevor Parry-Giles, "Resisting a 'Treacherous Piety': Issues, Images, and Public Policy Deliberation in Presidential Campaigns," Rhetoric & Public Affairs 13 (2010): 37-63.