Professor Peter Phillips

  • Professor of Sociology
  • Ph.D., University of California, Davis

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Areas of Expertise:

Political Sociology, Sociology of Media

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Peter Phillips has published fourteen editions of Censored: Media Democracy in Action from Seven Stories Press. Also from Seven Stories Press is Impeach the President: The Case Against Bush and Cheney (2006) and Project Censored Guide to Independent Media and Activism (2003). In 2009, Phillips received the Dallas Smythe Award from the Union for Democratic Communications. Dallas Smythe is a national award given to researchers and activists who, through their research and/or production work, have made significant contributions to the study and practice of democratic communication. He is also the winner of the Firecracker Alternative Book Award in 1997.

Phillips writes op-ed pieces for independent media nationwide having published in dozens of publications, newspapers and websites including: Project Censored, Global Research, and Daily Censored. He is co-host with Mickey Huff on the hour long weekly Project Censored show on Pacifica Radio originating at KPFA in Berkeley for airing nationwide.

Phillips has completed numerous investigative research studies that are available at Project Censored, including: Private Military Companies in Service to the Transnational Capitalist Class, Law Enforcement Related Deaths in the US: “Justified Homicides” and the Impacts on Families; Financial Core of the Transnational Corporate Class; The Global Dominance Group: 9/11 Pre-Warnings & Election Irregularities in Context; A Study of Bias in the Associated Press; Practices in Health Care and Disability Insurance; US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights; Building a Public Ivy: Diversity at Three California State Universities; and The Left Progressive Media: Inside the Propaganda Model.

Courses Offered:

  • SOCI 330: Sociology of Media
  • SOCI 380: Political Sociology
  • SOCI 371: Sociology of Conspiracies
  • SOCI 436: Investigative Sociology
  • SOCI 449: Sociology of Power

Selected Publications:

  • Phillips, Peter. 1994. A Relative Advantage: Sociology of the San Francisco Bohemian Club. University of California, Davis. Doctoral Dissertation.