Deborah Porter

Faculty Deborah Porter



Deborah Lynn Porter was trained as a Sinologist and has published on Chinese fiction, myth and cultural history spanning two millennia. Other research areas include collective trauma, cinema and the impact of shame on psychosocial behavior. She teaches at the Jackson School of International Studies, as well as in the online Integrated Social Sciences degree program. Recent publications include a monograph-length analysis of the evolution of Chinese filiality.


  • Princeton University, Ph.D., 1989
  • Middlebury College, B.A., 1982

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