Ethan Porter

Assistant Professor, George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs


Ethan Porter is an assistant professor at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Chicago in 2016. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Political Communication, Journal of Politics, Political Behavior, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Politics, Groups and Identities and Journal of Experimental Political Science. He has also written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and other popular publications, and has received grant support from the National Science Foundation and the Omidyar Network. He is currently working on two book manuscripts. “The Consumer Citizen” investigates the ways in which everyday consumer decision-making affects political attitudes and behavior. “False Alarm: The Truth About Political Mistruths in the Trump Era,” co-authored with Thomas J. Wood, examines the role of political facts in American politics. “False Alarm” is under contract with Cambridge University Press. His research interests include public opinion, political communication, political psychology and experimental design.