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Shawn Parry-Giles

College of Arts and Humanities
Primary Expertise: 
Political Rhetoric

Shawn Parry-Giles is a professor of communication and director of UMD's Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership. An expert in political communications, rhetoric, and politics and the media, she is a frequent guest on NPR. Parry-Giles is the author and coauthor of numerous books, including Hillary Clinton in the News: Gender and Authenticity in American Politics (2014).  

Parry-Giles' research has appeared in numerous professional publications, including the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Presidential Studies Quarterly and Rhetoric & Public Affairs. She is also co-editor of the Voices of Democracy, an online journal that was initially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Ph.D. Communication, Indiana University
M.A. Communication, University of New Mexico
B.F.A. Speech Communication, Emporia State University