Member Spotlight – Kristin Hoganson, PhD

Professor of History
Associate Professor of EUI
Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies
Center for Global Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



Kristin Hoganson is Professor of History and Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests lie in placing the United States in world context, cultures of U.S. imperialism, and women’s and gender history. Her first book, Fighting for American Manhood: How Gender Politics Provoked the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars (Yale UP, 1998), studied international relations and gender history to show how gendered concepts of citizenship and political leadership influenced political leaders’ desire to wage conflicts.

Consumers’ Imperium: The Global Production of American Domesticity, 1865-1920 (UNC Press, 2007), emphasizes that globalization was not merely a phenomenon brought to regions beyond America’s shores by American military might and industrial power. Imports, immigrants, geographical knowledge, and consumer preferences ensured that globalization happened in America itself. Her current research focuses on the local history of the U.S. heartland: Once Upon a Place: The U.S. Heartland Between Security and Empire (Penguin Press, forthcoming). Hoganson received her PhD from Yale University.”