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. She teaches at the Jackson School of International Studies, and co-directs the online Integrated Social Sciences degree program. She recently completed a monograph-length analysis of Chinese cultural patterns along the same lines advanced in her latest book Collective Trauma and the Psychology of Secrets in Transnational Films (Routledge, 2018).


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

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