Damien Hagen

MS Women and Gender Studies (2012), Towson Univeristy; BS Political Science (2009), Towson University

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Damien Hagen is a PhD student in Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland. Damien received his BS (2009) in Political Science from Towson University, and his MS (2012) in Women and Gender Studies from Towson University. Damien’s previous research has been interdisciplinary and focused primarily on trans identities and concerns. He has published work on the use of gendered language between medical providers and trans patients, as well as on friendship experiences of trans people.  He has previously taught courses in Women and Gender Studies and LGBT Studies at Towson University and Montgomery College.

Damien’s current research interests center around trans identities, embodiment, and intimacies. In particular, he is focused on how trans embodiment experiences intersect with science fiction and fandom. His work explores cultural production from within trans communities as well as representation of trans bodies and identities in material culture.

Damien’s work has been published in the International Journal of TransgenderismFeminism & Psychology, and Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.