Ethan Porter

Ethan Porter

Ethan Porter

Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs and of Political Science



Email: Ethan Porter
Office Phone: 202-994-0649
MPA 424

Areas of Expertise

American politics, political behavior, political communication.

Ethan Porter is an associate professor at George Washington University. He holds appointments in the School of Media and Public Affairs and the Political Science Department and is the Cluster Lead of the Misinformation/Disinformation Lab at GW's Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Political Communication and other journals. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and other popular publications, and has received grant support from the National Science Foundation, the Social Science Research Council and the Omidyar Network. He received his PhD from the University of Chicago. 


Ph.D., The University of Chicago, 2016
M.A., The University of Chicago, 2012
B.A., Bard College, 2007



False Alarm: The Truth About Political Mistruths in the Trump Era, a book co-authored with Thomas J. Wood, was published in 2019 by Cambridge University Press. His second book, The Consumer Citizen, was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press. 

Classes Taught

SMPA 3353 - Strategic Political Communication