Richard Popp

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
 (414) 229-4436
 Bolton Hall 582


PhD, Temple University
MBA, Virginia Tech
BA, Virginia Tech

Courses Taught

JAMS 101 — Introduction to Mass Media
JAMS 214 — Advertising in American Society
JAMS 262 — Principles of Media Studies
JAMS 562 — Media Studies and Culture
JAMS 860 — Seminar in Mass Communication: Media Consumer Culture
JAMS 860 — Seminar in Mass Communication: Culture Industries and Capitalism

Research Interests

Media history, consumer culture, cultural industries, cultural space, social memory

Selected Publications

Time Inc., Late Modern Media, and the Making of 1970s America (under contract with the University of Illinois Press).

2018. The Anywhere, Anytime Market: The 800-Number, Direct Marketing, and the New Networks of Consumer Capitalism,” Enterprise & Society, 19, no. 3 (September 2018), 702-732.

2018. “From Marrakesh Express to Midnight Express: Backpackers, Drug Culture, and Incarceration,”Journalism & Communication Monographs, 20, no. 3 (September 2018), 248-253).

2016. Richard K. Popp, “Airline Advertising, Fear of Flight, and Shaping of Popular Emotion,” Journal of Consumer Culture, 16, no. 1 (March 2016), 61-79.

2015. Richard K. Popp, “Solidarity, Media, and the Limits of Postcapitalist Theory,” Journal of Communication Inquiry, 39, no. (2015), 139-157.

2014. Richard K. Popp. “Information, Industrialization, and the Business of Press Clippings, 1880-1925.” Journal of American History, 101, no. 2 (Sept. 2014), 427-453.

2014. “Cultural History and Media Studies.” In Blackwell’s International Companion to Media Studies: Research Methods in Media Studies, ed. Fabienne Darling-Wolf (Oxford: Blackwell).

Popp, Richard K. “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 30.2 (2013): 267-272.
Popp, Richard K. “Cultivating the Romance of Place: Marketing as Popular Geography.” The Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture. Ed. McAllister, Matthew P., and West, Emily. Routledge, (2013).
Popp, Richard K. The Holiday Makers: Magazines, Advertising, and Mass Tourism in Postwar America. Louisiana State University Press, 2012.
Popp, Richard K. “Domesticating Vacations: Gender, Travel, and Consumption in Postwar Magazines.” Journalism History 36.3 (2010): 126-137.
Popp, Richard K. “Visual Culture, Public Space, and Piety in Focus on the Family’s Citizen Magazine.” Critical Studies in Media Communication 27.5 (2010): 498-518.
Popp, Richard K., and Mendelson, Andrew. “X’-ing Out Enemies: Time Magazine, Visual Discourse, and the War in Iraq.” Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism 11.2 (2010): 203-221.