Tyler D. Parry

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

Biography

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.

Education

  • 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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Tyler D. Parry In The News

This Is Reno
April 23, 2021
An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nevada is exposing polarization in the Legislature while proving party affiliation can be an unreliable predictor when it comes to capital punishment.
LeDevoir
April 22, 2021
The triple conviction, Tuesday evening, of the former police officer who resulted in the death of George Floyd after an arrest that went wrong in 2020 now gives hope to activists for a profound reform of the police force in the United States. According to them, this police force has maintained for decades a systemic racism of which African-Americans, mostly men, are the main victims.
KLAS-TV: 8 News Now
April 22, 2021
The world watched as former officer Derek Chauvin put his knee on George Floyd’s neck for nine and a half minutes. Tuesday’s verdict sent shockwaves across the country.
U.S. News & World Report
April 22, 2021
An effort to repeal the death penalty in Nevada is exposing polarization in the Legislature while proving party affiliation can be an unreliable predictor when it comes to capital punishment.

Articles Featuring Tyler D. Parry

Campus News | March 11, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Campus News | March 11, 2021
A collection of news stories highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Campus News | February 3, 2021
A collection of news stories from the new year highlighting the experts and events at UNLV.
Claytee White sits in a chair and gestures toward a woman sitting to her right
Arts and Culture | December 30, 2020
A sampling of university experts who sounded off on the year’s monumental movements surrounding race, ethnicity, and gender.