Michael Phillips-Anderson, Ph.D.
Office: Plangere Center
, Room 212
Spring 2017 Office Hours:
Regularly Taught Courses:
Rhetoric and Persuasion
What’s So Funny? An Inquiry into Humor and Laughter (First Year Seminar)
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.
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.
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):
Listen to Dr. Phillips-Anderson talk about his work:
Well-Liked Leaders Know The Secret: Make Us Laugh on NPR’s Talk of the
Presidents and Humor