Jackie Hogan
Jackie Hogan is a Professor of Sociology at Bradley University in Illinois and the author of Roots Quest: Inside America's Geneology Boom. She is the author of Lincoln, Inc.: Selling the Sixteenth President in Contemporary America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2011), Gender, Race and National Identity: Nations of Flesh and Blood, New York (Routledge, 2009), and scholarly articles in National Identities, Media, Culture & Society, The Journal of Sport and Social Issues, The Journal of Sociology, The Journal of Intercultural Studies, and TheInternational Journal of Comparative Sociology, among others. She also published her first novel, Wicked Gods, in 2013 with The Humanist Press (under the pen name Eilís Leyne).
Hogan’s work crosses both disciplinary and national boundaries. With graduate degrees in both Anthropology and Sociology and research experience in the US, UK, Australia, Japan and Ireland, Hogan is uniquely equipped to analyze both the workings of American society, and socio-cultural practices within (and across) cultures.
Hogan’s engaging scholarly works appeal to both academics and the broader public. Lincoln, Inc. was honored with a 2012 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title, and was described by Choice reviewers as “outstanding, balanced, and provocative.” The book also won the 2014 Distinguished Book Award of the Midwest Sociological Society.
Hogan has appeared on more than twenty-five television and radio programs, some of them nationally syndicated (including Book TV). She has also authored six op-ed pieces in publications including the Christian Science Monitor, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, one of which was later quoted by the Huffington Post.