Travis Vogan, Ph.D.

Interim DEO
Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

My research and teaching center on media, sport, and U.S. culture. I am most interested in film and television, media industries, documentary, and how understandings of “high” and “low” culture figure into these topics.

I devote most of my research energy to writing books like these:

My current book project, LeRoy Neiman: America’s Favorite and Most Hated Artist, is under contract with the University of Chicago Press.

Aside from the books, I have published in American Art, Film History, Television & New Media, Popular CommunicationJournal of Urban History, Communication & SportJournal of Sport HistoryThe Moving Image, and various other journals and edited collections. 

Outside of my scholarship, I have served as a contributor to and source for media outlets that include the New York Times, NPR’s MarketplaceThe GuardianWashington PostWiredHuffPostThe Athletic, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Deadspin.

Currently, I am an associate editor for the Journal of Sport History and co-editor of the University of Illinois Press book series Studies in Sports Media.

If you’re interested in learning more about my research, teaching, or editorial work, send me an email and we can talk.

Travis Vogan
Ph.D., Indiana University (2011, Communication and Culture)
Contact Information

E342 Adler Journalism Building (AJB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States