Michael Hogan, an Irish American historian and educator living in Guadalajara, has been selected by the Irish Echo Team as a 2022 Community Champion for his work with the online community of students worldwide.
The Covid lockdown caused a massive disruption in education. Without in-person classes, students were deprived of the kind of enrichment opportunities that were common in the past. Teachers struggled just to provide standard lessons. Hogan helped to fill this gap by offering free Zoom classes and podcasts covering everything from Irish culture and history to global warming, from transactional feminism to sustainable economies, from global conflicts to managing personal anxieties.