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Shawn J. Parry-Giles

Professor of Communication, University of Maryland

Parry-Giles teaches and studies rhetoric and politics in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland.

Parry-Giles is the author or co-author of six books, including: Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought (2017) and Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics (2014). 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.

Parry-Giles' most recent book is co-authored with David S. Kaufer and Xizhen Cai that is entitled, Hillary Clinton's Career in Speeches: The Promises and Perils of Women's Rhetorical Adaptivity (2023).

Parry-Giles is the Director of the University of Maryland's Rosenker 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 and the Recovering Democracy Archives: Speech Recovery Project.


  • –present
    Professor of Communications, University of Maryland