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Jeff Nagel

Graduate Assistant in Communication Arts and Sciences


  1. B.A., Wayne State University, 2015
  2. M.A., Baylor University, 2017
  3. Ph.D., Penn State University, anticipated 2021

Jeff Nagel’s research focuses on the role of masculinity and gender in the public sphere, paying special attention to the role that sports and history have in the rhetorical construction of these facets of identity. Having written on topics ranging from the history of tropes in Baptist missional rhetoric to Michael Sam’s kiss at the NFL Draft, he is currently investigating the changing public memories surrounding the Stonewall Riots in late 1960’s New York. He has been involved in high school and collegiate policy debate for over a decade, and most recently taught public speaking at Baylor University, where he served as an assistant debate coach. Despite living in Pennsylvania and completing his undergraduate degree in Michigan, Nagel remains a sad but devoted Ohio sports fan of the Reds, Cavs, and Blue Jackets.