BRIAN COGAN

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATION ARTS & SCIENCES

MOLLOY COLLEGE

 

Dr. Brian Cogan is an Associate Professor of Communication Arts and Sciences at Molloy College in Long Island, New York.  He is the author, co-author and co-editor of numerous books, articles and anthologies on popular culture, music and the media.  His specific areas of research interest are punk rock, comic books, Media Ecologyand the intersection of politics and popular culture.  He is the author of The Punk Rock Encyclopedia (Sterling 2008), co-author with Tony Kelso of The Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, Media and Politics (Greenwood Press 2008) as well as co-editor with Tony Kelso on an anthology from Lexington Press, Mosh the Polls: Youth Voters, Popular Culture, and Democratic Engagement (Lexington 2008), about youth culture and political involvement.  Dr. Cogan is also the co-author, along with William Phillips, of the Encyclopedia of Heavy Metal Music and Culture (Greenwood Press 2009).  He has also written about these topics for publications such as the New York Post, Chunklet, Go Metric, Punknews.org and Muze.com.

He is currently working on a new project, a history of punk in film over the last thirty years.