Professor Peter Phillips

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

Contact Information:

Email: peter.phillips@sonoma.edu
Voicemail: 707.664.2588
Fax: 707.664.3920
Office: Stevenson 2084-A

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Areas of Expertise:

Political Sociology, Sociology of Media

Academic Interests:

Peter Phillips has published thirteen 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.

Phillips writes op-ed pieces for independent media nationwide having published in dozens of publications, newspapers and websites including: Common Dreams, Buzzflash, Dissident Voice, Global Research, and Minute Man Media. He frequently speaks on media censorship and various socio-political issues on radio and TV talk shows including Talk of the Nation, Air America, Talk America, World Radio Network, and Flashpoints.

Phillips has completed several investigative research studies that are available at Project Censored, including: 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: Deny Delay Diminish and Blame; 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 435: Media Censorship
  • 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.