Nina Hagel

Nina Hagel




C3 Mellon Posdoctoral Fellow

Pettengill Hall, Room 171

N. HagelB.A., Johns Hopkins University; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley

Curriculum Vitae

Nina Hagel is a C3-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Politics Department at Bates College, where she teaches classes in contemporary political theory, the history of political thought, and gender and sexuality studies. Her research examines questions of identity politics, recognition, social power, and resistance, with a focus on democratic belonging. She is currently working on a book manuscript about notions of authenticity in contemporary political discourse and in the history of political thought. Her work has been published in Polity and in Theory & Event.

Teaching for Academic Year 2017-2018

Fall 2017
PTWS 326: The Politics of Authenticity

Spring 2018
PLTC 191: Western Political Thought

Other courses that I teach
PTWS 292: Political Freedom


“Alternative Authenticities: Thinking Transgender Without Essence,” Theory & Event, Vol. 20, No. 3 (July 2017)

“Truth, the Self, and Political Critique: Authenticity and radical politics in 1960s America,” Polity, Vol. 49, No. 2 (April 2017)