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Douglas Porpora, PhD

Douglas Porpora, PhD

Professor
Graduate Faculty Member, Communication, Culture &
Media
Department of Communication
Office: 3201 Arch Street, 380
porporad@drexel.edu
Phone: 215.895.2404
Fax: 215.895.1333

Education:

  • PhD, Sociology, Temple University, 1982

Curriculum Vitae:

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Research Interests:

  • Philosophy
  • Political, Religious, and Moral Rhetoric
  • Political Communication

Bio:

Douglas Porpora is professor at Drexel University and has published widely on social theory. Among his books are "The Concept of Social Structure" (Greenwood 1987), "How Holocausts Happen: The United States in Central America" (Temple 1992) and "Landscapes of the Soul: The Loss of Moral Meaning in American Life" (Oxford 2001), “Post-Ethical Society: Abu Graib, the Iraq War, and the Moral Failure of the Secular” Chicago 2013), “Reconstructing Sociology: The Critical Realist Approach” (Cambridge 2015).

Selected Publications:

  • Katarzyna Elliot-Macsymovicz, Alexander Nikolaev, and Douglas Porpora (2021) “How Much Can You Say in a Tweet? Political Argumentation on Twitter” in Humanities and Social Sciences Communication. Online.
  • Douglas Porpora (2021) “Supervenience Physicalism and the Berry Paradox.” Philosophia 49: 1681-1693.
  • Douglas Porpora (2020) “Populism, Citizenship, and Post-Truth Politics” Journal of Critical Realism. DOI: 10.1080/14767430.2020.1800967.
  • Douglas Porpora, and Seif Sekalala (2019) "Truth, communication, and democracy." International Journal of Communication 13: 18.
  • Douglas Porpora, and Seif Sekalala (2019) "Truth, communication, and democracy." International Journal of Communication 13: 18.
  • Richmond, Julia C., and Douglas V. Porpora (2019) "Entertainment politics as a modernist project in a Baudrillard world." Communication Theory 29, no. 4: 421-440.
  • Imaani El-Burki, Douglas Porpora, and Rachel Reynolds (2016) “When Race Matters: What Newspaper Opinion Pieces Say about Race & Poverty.” International Journal of Communication 10: 1388-1404.