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Shawn Parry-Giles

Professor of Communication, University of Maryland

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. Parry-Giles is also co-editor of the Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010).

Parry-Giles' most recent book is co-authored with David S. Kaufer and is published with the Pennsylvania State University Press: Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Political Thought (2017).

Parry-Giles is the director of the University of Maryland's Rosenker Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership. The Political Advertising Resource Center is a project housed within the Rosenker Center. 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