Jack (John Francis) Santino, Ph.D. is an academic folklorist.
He is a Professor of Popular Culture at Bowling Green State University and is Director of the Bowling Green Center for Culture Studies. His work has primarily focused on ritual, celebrations, and holidays as well as occupational culture and popular music. He has been a featured expert on a television special produced by The History Channel, about Hallowe'en.
He was born in Boston, Massachusetts on August 1, 1947.and received a bachelor's degree in English at Boston College. He then studied Folklore at the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1978. His thesis was entitled "The outlaw emotions : workers' narratives from three contemporary occupations". He has nine published books listed in WorldCat. He has three children: Ian, Will and Hannah.
- Santino, Jack. Spontaneous Shrines and Public Memorializations of Death. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
- Santino, Jack, and Cristina Sánchez-Carretero. Holidays, ritual, festival, celebration, and public display. Biblioteca de estudios norteamericanos, 7. Alcalá de Henares: Universidad de Alcalá, 2003.
- Santino, Jack. Signs of War and Peace: Social Conflict and the Use of Public Symbols in Northern Ireland. New York: Palgrave, 2001.
- Santino, Jack. The Hallowed Eve: Dimensions of Culture in a Calendar Festival in Northern Ireland. Irish literature, history, and culture. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky, 1998.
- Santino, Jack. New Old-Fashioned Ways: Holidays and Popular Culture. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1996.
- Santino, Jack. Halloween and Other Festivals of Death and Life. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1994.
- Santino, Jack. All Around the Year: Holidays and Celebrations in American Life. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994.
- Santino, Jack. Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: Stories of Black Pullman Porters. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.
- Santino, Jack. Healing, Magic, and Religion. Los Angeles, Calif: California Folklore Society, 1985.
- "Jack Santino - Popular Culture - BGSU". Bgsu.edu. 2013-01-07. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
- "Miles of Smiles - About Film". Paul Wagner Films. Retrieved 30 March 2014.
- "About the American Folklore Society: AFS Leadership". The American Folklore Society. Archived from the original on 7 October 2010.
- Santino, Jack (1978). The outlaw emotions : workers' narratives from three contemporary occupations. University of Pennsylvania.
- Santino, Jack. "Results for 'Jack Santino' > 'Jack Santino' > 'Book'". Worldcat.org. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
- Reviewed by Daniel Wojcik, Western Folklore, Vol. 58, No. 1 (Winter, 1999), pp. 93–96, Western States Folklore Society
- Reviewed in Oral History Review 1990 18(2):157-160