Doron Taussig is working on a book about the meaning of merit in America – what American culture and individual Americans say about what people have earned, what they deserve, and whether they got lucky or unlucky. His research interests more broadly include American journalism and politics. Before coming to academia, Doron worked as a journalist for the Philadelphia City Paper and Philadelphia Daily News, covering issues including juvenile justice, immigration, labor, city politics, and local media.
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication, Philadelphia, PA Ph.D. Communication October 2017 and M.A., Communication May 2014
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA M.A., Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media January 2012
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT B.A., Sociology May 2003
Philadelphia Daily News and WHYY, Project Manager, It’s Our Money
Philadelphia City Paper, News Editor (February 2008 to August 2009), Senior Writer (May 2006 – February 2008), Staff Writer (September 2004 – May 2006)
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication, ?Philadelphia, PA Annenberg School Postdoctoral Fellow 2018-2019 (offer extended)
University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg Public Policy Center,? Philadelphia, PA Vartan Gregorian Postdoctoral Fellow 2017-2018
Democratic deliberation and the public sphere
Meritocracy and inequality
Taussig, D. (Forthcoming, 2018). The presidential life: How presidential candidates become who they are in biographical campaign materials. The Atlantic Journal of Communication, 26(1).
Jamieson, K.H. and Taussig, D. (2017). Disruption, demonization, deliverance, and norm destruction: the rhetorical signature of Donald J. Trump. Political Science Quarterly.
Taussig, D. (2016). Your story is our story: Collective memory in obituaries of US military veterans. Memory Studies, doi: 1750698016653441.
Taussig, D. (2015). Living proof: Autobiographical political argument in “We are the 53 Percent” and “We are the 99 Percent.” International Journal of Communication, 9, 1256-1274.