Master of Arts in Liberal Studies at Wake Forest University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

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Anthony Parent

Anthony Parent (PhD, UCLA) is Professor of History and American Ethnic Studies. He teaches American, African and World History. His scholarly focus areas are African America, Colonial America, and the History of Sexuality. His current research includes the transformation of Virginia Slave society, a history of slave rebellion, and narrative and memory of African-American service during the American Revolution. He serves on the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Advisory Board and is assisting the museum in its interpretation of rooms where Harriet Jacobs lived. Parent is author of Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740; Where Harriet Jacobs Lived,” and “Verses for Reel (Real): Corn Shucking Songs and Public Poetics; and he co-authored Old Dominion New Commonwealth: A History of Virginia, 1607-2007. Most recently, he is coeditor of Historical Trauma and American Indian and African American Resilience.