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Parry, Tyler D.

Associate Professor of African American Studies

African American Studies

Office: 657-278-2490

Department: 657-278-3848



Tyler D. Parry received his Ph.D. in 2014 from the University of South Carolina’s History Department. He also holds a master’s degree (2011) from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. (2008) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. While at UNLV, he received departmental honors and graduated summa cum laude. Parry’s research examines slavery in the Americas and the African diaspora. His writings have been published in the Journal of Southern History, American Studies, Journal of Global Slavery, History Today, Griot's Republic, and Black Perspectives. He is currently revising his book manuscript "Bound in Bondage: Slave Matrimony in the African Diaspora" for publication. Concurrently, he is co-authoring a book with Charlton Yingling of the University of Louisville tentatively titled (White) Man's Best Friend: Slave Hounds and Power in the Americas," which examines the transatlantic usage of dogs against black bodies during the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Slavery in History and Memory
  • African Diaspora
  • Comparative Slavery
  • Atlantic History
  • Colonialism
  • American Slavery
  • History of Marriage
  • Animal Studies
  • "N-Word" Studies

  • African American Studies
  • American Studies
  • Family Studies
  • History -- American

  • Africa
  • North America
  • Global