Richard Popp

Richard Popp

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

582 Bolton Hall


Ph.D., Temple University
M.B.A., Virginia Tech
B.A. Virginia Tech

Courses Taught:

JAMS 214: Advertising in American Society Syllabus (PDF)
JAMS 262: Principles of Media Studies Syllabus (PDF)
JAMS 562: Media Studies and Culture Syllabus (PDF)
JAMS 860: Media and Consumer Culture Syllabus (PDF)
JAMS 860: Culture Industries and Capitalism Syllabus (PDF)

Research Interests:

History of consumer culture; media history; media and cultural space; mobility; social memory

Selected Publications:


The Holiday Makers: Magazines, Advertising and Mass Tourism in Postwar America (LSU Press, 2012)

Articles and Book Chapters

"Information, Industrialization, and the Business of Press Clippings, 1880-1925." Journal of American History, 101, no. 2 (Sept. 2014), 427-53.

“Commercial Pacification: Airline Advertising, Fear of Flight, and the Shaping of Popular Emotion.” Journal of Consumer Culture. (Forthcoming).

“Cultural History and Media Studies.” To be included in Blackwell’s International Companion to Media Studies: Research Methods in Media Studies, edited by Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Oxford, UK: Blackwell, 2014).

“Cultivating the Romance of Place: Marketing as Popular Geography,” in The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture, edited by Matthew P. McAllister and Emily West (New York: Routledge, 2013).

“Old Problems and New Problems: The Cultural Turn and Cultural Histories of Journalism,” in “‘A Measure of Theory?’: Considering the Role of Theory in Media History,” American Journalism 30, no. 2 (2013), 267-272.

“Making Advertising Material: Checking Departments, Systematic Reading, and Geographic Order in Nineteenth-Century Advertising.” Book History, 13 (2011).

“Machine-Age Mobility: Media, Transportation, and Contact in the Interwar United States.” Technology & Culture, 52, no. 3 (July 2011): 459-484.

“Domesticating Vacations: Gender, Travel, and Consumption in Postwar Magazines.” Journalism History, 36, no. 3 (Fall 2010): 126-137.

“Visual Culture, Public Space, and Piety in Focus on the Family’s Citizen Magazine.” Critical Studies in Media Communication, 27, no. 5 (December 2010): 498-518.

 “‘X’-ing Out Enemies: Time Magazine, Visual Discourse, and the War in Iraq.” Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 11, no. 2, (2010): 203-221. Co-authored with Andrew Mendelson.