Tyler D. Parry

Tyler D. Parry is Associate Professor of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton. Trained as a historian, he received his BA in 2008 from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and his Ph.D. in 2014 from the University of South Carolina. He also co-edits H-Afro-Am, a premier venue that digitally links scholars who study the African American experience, and serves on the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Colorism Studies. Parry’s research examines slavery in the Americas and the African diaspora. His writings are published in the Journal of Southern History, American Studies, Journal of Global Slavery, History Today, Griot’s Republic, Jacobin.com, Black Perspectives, and various edited collections. He is currently revising his book manuscript Bound in Bondage: Slave Matrimony in the African Diaspora, which analyzes how the marital practices of diasporic Africans and their American-born descendants were transmitted, reimagined, and politicized due to the process of forced migration and the legal dilemmas of slave marriage in the West Indies and the US South. 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 use of canines to attack and subordinate black bodies during the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Follow him on Twitter @ProfTDParry.