Nina Hagel

Nina Hagel




Mellon Diversity and Faculty Renewal Postdoctoral Fellow

Pettengill Hall, Room 173

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

Curriculum Vitae

Nina Hagel is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Politics Department at Bates College, where she teaches classes on 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 2018-2019

Fall 2017
On leave

Spring 2018
GSPT 326: The Politics of Authenticity
GSPT292:  Political Freedom

Other courses that I teach
PLTC 191: Western Political Thought


“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)