Department of Religious Studies
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4126
John Portmann studies moral psychology and moral history; cultural studies; Roman Catholic history and theology; sexual ethics; and psychoanalysis. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. References to his scholarship have appeared in Time, Marie Claire, Mademoiselle, Psychology Today, Newsweek, and Cosmo. He has been interviewed on national public radio stations in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Television interviews include the History Channel, MSNBC, and the Voice of America.
"Schadenfreude and Morality" and "Schadenfreude and Pouting," both in
Schadenfreude: Understanding Pleasure at the Misfortune of Others, edited by Wilco van Dijk and Jaap Ouwerkerk (Cambridge University Press, 2013)