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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Tyler D. Parry In The News

July 19, 2021
Southern states have an opportunity to delve into their history to honor forgotten Blacks worthy of notice.
July 14, 2021
The battles over critical race theory and Southern heritage are really about a narrow, exclusionary reading of our past.
June 25, 2021
The declaration of Juneteenth as a new federal holiday last week has drawn excitement in Nevada, along with a determination to ensure that the history and purpose of the holiday — which marks the day that one of the last groups of enslaved people in the U.S. was informed of emancipation — are learned and valued.
June 25, 2021
President Joe Biden's announcement of the new federal holiday came after a decades-long push for greater recognition of Juneteenth.

Articles Featuring Tyler D. Parry

Campus News | July 9, 2021
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Campus News | June 8, 2021
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Campus News | May 11, 2021
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Campus News | March 11, 2021
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