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Michael Phillips-Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: Plangere Center , Room 212

Phone: 732-263-5357

Email: mphillip@monmouth.edu

Spring 2017 Office Hours:

On Sabbatical

Regularly Taught Courses:

Political Communication

Rhetoric and Persuasion

Public Speaking

Critical Discourse

What’s So Funny? An Inquiry into Humor and Laughter (First Year Seminar)

Research Interests:


Dr. Phillips-Anderson is concerned with the role of public discourse in the creation of active citizenship. His teaching and writing examine historical and contemporary public address, new media and political rhetoric, and the strategic use of humor. He is currently writing a book about comedians who have performed satirical presidential campaigns.

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

 

Harris, Mary, and Michael Phillips-Anderson. “Social Media, Lobbying, and Political Influence.” In Dirty Deals: Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence and Corruption, edited by Amy Handlin, 64-88. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014.

Phillips-Anderson, Michael and Marina Vujnović. “Watchdogs and Fact Checkers: Contemporary Journalism and Political Influence.” In Dirty Deals: Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence and Corruption, edited by Amy Handlin, 229-246. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2014.

“Sojourner Truth, ‘Address at the Woman's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio,’ (29 May 1851).” Voices of Democracy 7(2012): 21-46. http://bit.ly/1R5KYCa

“Working the Room.” Lapham's Quarterly 5, no. 4 (2012): 179-186. http://bit.ly/1LCACcG

Multimedia:

   

Listen to Dr. Phillips-Anderson talk about his work:

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Well-Liked Leaders Know The Secret: Make Us Laugh on NPR’s Talk of the Nation

 

 Academic Minute Graphic

Presidents and Humor