Tyler D. Parry

Assistant Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies
Expertise: Slavery, African American Culture, African Diaspora, African American Social Movements


Tyler D. Parry is an expert on colonization of the Americas, the African diaspora, and the historical memory of slavery in the United States. 

Parry is a historian who researches African American culture, the transatlantic slave trade throughout the Western Hemisphere, and African American resistance and social movements.

His work has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, newspapers, and popular magazines, including the Journal of African American History, Past and Present, Journal of Southern History, American Studies, Journal of Global Slavery, History Today, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Griot's Republic, Jacobin, Black Perspectives, and The Washington Post.


  • Ph.D., Slavery; African Diaspora; Slave Marriage and Family Life, University of South Carolina
  • M.A., Slavery and African Diaspora, University of South Carolina
  • B.A., History, UNLV

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October 6, 2021
The handshake is our most enduring symbol of egalitarianism and brotherhood.
September 7, 2021
If an ambitious amendment to Minneapolis’s city charter passes this year — the Public Safety Charter Amendment — one of two things will happen, depending on your take on the amendment.
September 7, 2021
"Invisible No More," the first book of its kind to detail the extensive Black history at the University of South Carolina, is set to be released in November.
August 31, 2021
We are excited to announce the newly elected Executive Board officers of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS)! Each elected officer will officially assume their roles on January 1, 2022 and serve a two-year term.

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Campus News | August 4, 2021
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Campus News | May 11, 2021
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