Tyler D. Parry

Historian/Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV)
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Tyler is an experienced Assistant Professor in the African American and African Diaspora Studies Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He have a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Tyler is skilled in lecturing, historical research, academic writing, public speaking, and primary source research. He is also a strong education professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Slavery; African Diaspora; African American history; Interspecies Violence; Racism; and Slave Marriage and Family Life. My research interests have taken me to various areas throughout the Black Atlantic, including Senegal, the Gambia, Jamaica, Bermuda, Britain, and various areas of the US South.

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  • You need to be able to access and introduce students to scholars of color who are writing about the subject material they will be analyzing. I teach 18th- and 19th-century slavery, which just 20 years ago you could argue was dominated by white men because that was reflective of the academy. There are syllabi that are still assigning those same white guys who were writing about slavery in the ‘70s and ‘80s. They were great books when they came out, but if you’re not updating your content based upon the newest and most original work about race and society, then you’re doing your students a disservice.

    18 May 2021
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