Brian Cogan, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Courses Taught At Molloy
Advanced Video Production
Audiences and the Music Industry
Communications Internships
Communications Seminar
Field Production
Foundations of Media Theory
Gender and Communication
History of Media
Intercultural Communication
Irish Film and Drama
Television Studio Production
Understanding Television
Research in Communications

Areas of Expertise
Media Studies and Media History, Popular Culture and Popular Music Studies, Media Ecology, Video Production, Subculture and Identity, Media and Political Participation.

New York University, New York, NY, 2002

Ph.D. – Media Ecology

Dissertation: “Wired Words” A frame analysis of newspaper coverage of the introduction of the personal computer and the Internet.

New York University, New York, NY 1996

Master of Arts: Media Ecology

St. Johns University, Queens, NY, 1989

Bachelor of Science: Communication Arts

“Controversy in Advertising to Women and Girls” in We Are What We Sell: How Advertising Shapes American Life… and Always Has, Bob Batchelor, ed. ABC-CLIO (2013)

Baby Boomers and Popular Culture: An Inquiry into America’s Most Powerful Generation (Co-edited with Thomas Gencarelli) 2 Volumes, Praeger Books (2013).

Everything I Ever Needed to Know About _________* I Learned from Monty Python, Including History, Art, Poetry, Communism, Philosophy, the Media, Birth, Death, Religion,

Latin Transvestites, Botany, the French, Class Systems, Mythology, Fish Slapping and Many More! (Co-Written with Jeffrey Massey) St. Martins Press (2013).

Encyclopedia of Islam and Popular Culture: The Taqwacores: American Muslim Punks (2012).

Encyclopedia of the Sixties: Woody Allen, The Beatles, American Bandstand, Frankie Avalon, Richard Brautigan, British Invasion, John Cage East Village, Hair, The Kinks,

The Monkees, Peanuts, Performance Art, Elvis Presley, Rat Pack, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (2012).

“From the 101′ers to the Mescaleros, and whatever band was in-between.  Joe Strummer’s musical journey.  (Or, why Wood?)” in Joe Strummer: Punk Warlord (2012).

“I Guess You can Call Me A Lifer” in Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture in Everyday Life, Anastacia Kurylo Ed.  Sage Publications (2012).

Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped Our Culture-Actor Musicians, Blues Brothers, Alice Cooper, Roadies, Ska (2012).

“Typical Girls?: F__ off, you Wanker!  Re-evaluating the Slits and Gender Relations in Early British Punk and Post-Punk” Women’s Studies: Interdisciplinary Journal (2012).

“But I’m Not in the Closet! Or, Oh My God it’s George Clooney as the Voice of Dog!  South Park, Celebrity, and Thank God Fair Use Laws are Not as Tough as They are in England”

in Holy Sh@t! They Deconstructed South Park! Lexington Books (2011).

Encyclopedia of the History of Invention and Technology: Book, Daguerreotype, Photography, Printing Press, Radio (2011).

Holy Sh@t! They Deconstructed South Park! Lexington Books (2011).

“Can’t Even Shout, Can’t Even Cry” But You Can Learn! Non-Verbal Communication and Hush.  in Buffy in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer,

Jodie Kreider and Meghan Witchell, Eds. McFarland Books, Jefferson, North Carolina, (2010).

The Encyclopedia of Politics and Popular Culture (Co-Authored with Tony Kelso, Iona College) Greenwood Press (2009). 

Faculty Paper Presentations
“Survivors Tell All: War Stories in Academic Publishing” New York State Communication Association, October 2012

“Punk Rock Postman? Media Ecology as Punk Rock” New York State Communication Association, October 2012

“New Directions in Popular Culture Studies” Popular Culture Association Conference, April 2013

“Acoustic Ecology: From Busk till Dawn” Ecology Conference, June 2013

“Acoustic Ecology: Busing Against the Machine” International Communication Association Conference, June 2013

Journal of Popular Culture Editorial Board

Media Ecology Association Board of Directors

ABC-Clio Enduring Questions in Popular Culture Editorial Board

Explorations in Media Ecology Book Review Editor