Wayne Parent

Parent T. Wayne Parent 


Phone: 225-578-2535
Fax: 225-578-2540
E-mail: popare@lsu.edu
Office: 207 Stubbs Hall


PhD: Indiana University

Area of Interest

Dr. Wayne Parent specializes in Southern Politics, Elections, and Louisiana Politics.

Awards & Honors

2002, TAF Undergraduate Teaching Award
1999, LSU Distinguished Faculty Award
1996, University Faculty Excellence Award
1995, Arts and Sciences Student Government Teaching Award
1991, Amoco Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

Selected Publications

Parent, Wayne. 2012. "A Lighter Burden? Southern Political Identity in the Shrinking South." In Angie Maxwell, Todd Shields, and Jeannie Whayne, eds. The Ongoing Burden of southern History: Politics and Identity in the Twenty-First-Century South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.

Parent, Wayne, Kirby Goidel, and Robert Mann. "Race, Racial Resentment, Attentiveness to the News Media, and Public Opinion Toward the Jena Six." Social Science Quarterly (Spring 2011)

Fowler, Matthew, Wayne Parent, and Peter Petrakis. "The Old South in the 2008 Elections." American Review of Politics (Forthcoming Summer 2011)

Parent, Wayne. 2008. “The Puzzle of Race and Gender in Cajun-Creole Louisiana: Is Louisiana an Exception to the Southern Rule?” In New Voices in the Old South. 182-197.

Parent, Wayne. 2008. “Democratic Party.” In New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture.

Parent, Wayne. 2008. “Louisiana’s Stormy Politics.” In Political Encyclopedia of U.S. States and Regions. 

Parent, Wayne, and Huey Perry. 2006. “Louisiana: African-Americans Republicans and Party Competition.” In The New Politics of the Old South, eds. Charles Bullock and Mark Rozell. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

"Inside the Carnival: Unmasking Louisiana Politics" with a new epilogue on post-Katrina. 2006. LSU Press. 

"Inside the Carnival: Unmasking Louisiana Politics". LSU Press. 

co-edited with Huey Perry. 1995."Blacks in the American Political System". University of Florida Press 


2056-Government of Louisiana
3809-Honors Seminar
4039-Southern Politics
4234-Studies in Literature and Politics
7000- Professional Development
7903-Special Topics: Southern Politics

Curriculum Vitae