• jeff podoshen jclc april 02 2009 007
Associate Professor of Marketing



Office: HAR115

Office:  Harris 115

Office Hours, Spring 2018: 4:30pm-5:30pm M and W; 7:00pm-7:30pm T and R; and by appt.



Ph.D., Temple University, Fox School of Business

M.B.A.,  Temple University, Fox School of Business

B.S., University of Delaware, Lerner College of Business & Economics


Dark Tourism, Death Consumption, Consumer Behavior, Materialism



Peer Reviewed Articles and Essays 

Podoshen, J.S., Yan, G., Andrzejewski, S.A., Wallin, J., & Venkatesh, V., (2018). Dark tourism, abjection and blood:  A festival context. Tourism Management, 64 (2), 346-356.

Podoshen, J.S., Andrzejewski, S.A., Wallin, J., & Venkatesh, V. (2018).  Consuming abjection:  an examination of death and disgust in the black metal scene.  Consumption, Markets and Culture, 21 (2), 107-128.

Dobscha, S. & Podoshen, J.S. (2017).  Death consumes us - Dispatches from the “Death Professors.”  Consumption, Markets and Culture, 20 (5), 383-386.

Fang, Y. & Podoshen, J.S. (2017).  New insights into materialism and conspicuous consumption in China.  Journal of Consumer Ethics, 1 (2), 72-81.

Wallin, J.J., Podoshen, J.S., & Venkatesh, V. (2017).  Second wave true Norwegian black metal:  An ideologically evil music scene?  Arts and the Market 7 (2), 159-173. 

Podoshen, J.S. (2017). Trajectories in Holocaust tourism. Journal of Heritage Tourism, 12 (4), 347-364.

Andrzejewski, S.A., & Podoshen, J.S. (2017). The influence of cognitive load on nonverbal accuracy of caucasian and African-American targets: Implications for ad processing. Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 29 (2), 83-90.

Podoshen, J.S., Venkatesh, V., Wallin, J., Andrzejewski, S., & Jin, Z. (2015). Dystopian dark tourism:  An exploratory examination. Tourism Management, 51 (December), 316-328.

Podoshen, J. S., Andrzejewski, S., Venkatesh, V.,  & Wallin, J. (2015). New approaches to dark tourism inquiry:  A response to Isaac. Tourism Management, 51 (December), 331-334.

Venkatesh, V., Podoshen, J. S., Urbaniak, K.,  &  Wallin, J. (2015). Eschewing community: Black metal. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 25 (1), 66-81.

Podoshen, J. S., Hunt, J. M., & Andrzejewski, S. (2015). Attribution processes in cross-cultural heritage tourism. Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 27 (2), 123-136.

Podoshen, J. S., Venkatesh, V., & Jin, Z. (2014). Theoretical reflections on dystopian consumer culture: Black metal. Marketing Theory, 14 (2), 207-227.

Podoshen, J.S. (2014). Reactionary modernism: An essay on the post-postmodern condition. Journal of Research for Consumers, 25 (2014).

Podoshen, J. S., Andrzejewksi, S., & Hunt, J. (2014). Materialism, conspicuous consumption and American hip-hop subculture. Journal of International Consumer Marketing, 26 (4), 271-283.

Podoshen, J. S. (2013). Dark tourism motivations: Simulation, emotional contagion and topographic comparison. Tourism Management, 35 (April), 263-271.

Segal, B. W.,  & Podoshen, J. S. (2013). An examination of materialism, conspicuous consumption and gender differences. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 37 (2), 189-198.

Podoshen, J.S., & Andrzejewski, S. A. (2012). An investigation into the relationships between materialism, conspicuous consumption, brand loyalty and impulse buying. Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, 20 (3), 319-334.

Dobscha, S., Drenten, J., Drummond, K., Gabel, T., Hackley, C., Levy, S., Podoshen, J. S., Rook, D., Sredl, K., Tiwaskul, R. A., & Veer, E. (2012). Death and all his friends: The role of identity, ritual, and disposition in the consumption of death. Advances in Consumer Research, XL, Association for Consumer Research.

Podoshen, J. S., & Hunt, J. M. (2011).  Equity restoration, the Holocaust and tourism of sacred sites. Tourism Management, 32, 1332-1342.

Podoshen, J. S., Li, L., & Zhang, J. (2010). Materialism and conspicuous consumption in China: A cross-cultural examination. International Journal of Consumer Studies, 35 (1), 17-25.

Podoshen, J. S., & Hunt, J. M. (2009). Animosity, collective memory and equity restoration: Consumer reactions to the Holocaust. Consumption, Markets and Culture, 12 (4), 301-327.

Podoshen, J. S. (2009). Distressing events and future purchase decisions: Jewish consumers and the Holocaust. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 26 (4), 263-276.

Makarem, S. C., Mudambi, S. M.,  & Podoshen, J. S. (2009). Satisfaction in technology-enabled service encounters. Journal of Services Marketing, 23 (3), 134-144. Highly Commended Award Winner – voted as one of the top four papers published in the journal for 2009 by the Emerald Literati Network and the journal’s editorial team.

Podoshen, J. S. (2008). The African American consumer revisited: Brand loyalty, word of mouth, and the effects of the black experience. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 25 (4), 211-222.

Podoshen, J. S. (2008). Why take tunes? An exploratory multinational look at student downloading. Journal of Internet Commerce, 7 (2), 180-202.

Podoshen, J. S., Verenca, E., & Ketkar, S. (2008). Transition in Romania: Is joining the EU a win for all? International Journal of Business in Emerging Markets, 1 (2), 107-123.

Podoshen, J. S. (2006). Sins of the fathers:  The Holocaust and the leisure travel decision among American Jews. Tourism Analysis: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 11 (5), 331-336.

Podoshen, J. S. (2006). Word of mouth, brand loyalty and acculturation: A new look at the American Jewish consumer. Journal of Consumer Marketing, 23 (5), 266-282.

Chapters in Edited Volumes

Podoshen, J. (2018).  Dark tourism in an increasingly violent world.  In P. Stone, R. Hartmann, T. Seaton, R. Sharpley and L. White (Eds.), The Palgrave handbook of dark tourism (pp. 173-188).  Hampshire, UK:  Palgrave.

Venkatesh, V., Nelson, B.J., Thomas, T., Wallin, J.J., Podoshen, J.S., Thompson, C., Jezer-Morton, K., Rabah, J., Urbaniak, K. & St. Laurent, M. (2016). Exploring the language and spectacle of online hate speech in the black metal scene: Developing theoretical and methodological intersections between the social sciences and the humanities.  In N. Varas-Díaz & N. Scott (Eds.), Heavy metal and the communal experience (pp. 217-250). Lanham, MD:  Lexington Press.

Venkatesh, V., Wallin, J.J., Walschots, N., Netherton, J., & Podoshen, J. (2016). Transcending and subjugating death in necrophilic death metal: Examining the ethos of abjection and sex pollution in a niche cultural art form.  In A. Aggrawal, E. Hickey, & L. Mellor,  (Eds.), Understanding necrophilia: A global multidisciplinary approach. San Diego, CA: Cognella, Inc.

Podoshen, J. (2016).  Examining death and learning about life.  In S. Dobscha (Ed.), Death in a consumer culture (pp. 316-319).  New York:  Routledge.

Venkatesh, V., Podoshen, J., Perri, D., & Urbaniak, K. (2014). From pride to prejudice to shame: Multiple facets of the black metal scene within and without online environments. In V. Venkatesh, J. Wallin, J. Castro, & J. E. Lewis (Eds.), Educational, behavioral and psychological considerations in niche online communities (pp. 364–388). Hershey, PA: IGI Worldwide.


Podoshen, J.S. (2018).  Tracing the trajectory of cursing God through extreme metal. Théologiques (in press).

Podoshen, J.S. (2018).  Finding value in the transgressive:  Der Todesking. Quarterly Review of Film and Video (in press).

Podoshen, J.S. (2018).  Constructing black metal mythology for the global monopoly:  #ittakescourage.  Metal Music Studies (in press).

Please contact for CV and listing of Presentations.


Course Information

Spring 2018:

BOS 345 - Consumer Psychology

BOS 391 - Feminist Advertising

BOS 480 - Consumption, Markets and Culture

CNX 203 - Propaganda and Genocide

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