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Jeff Nagel

Doctoral Candidate in Communication Arts and Sciences

2020-2021 Assistant Director of CAS 100

2021-2022 Predoctoral Fellow for the Center for Humanities and Information (CHI)


  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 silence and absence play in the rhetorical construction of identity. His current project focuses on the roles that affect, embodiment, and memory play in queer rhetorical practice, especially as it relates to the changing public memories surrounding the Stonewall Riots in late 1960’s New York. He has been involved in high school and collegiate debate for over a decade, and most recently taught public speaking at Baylor University, where he served as an assistant debate coach. At Penn State, he has taught or assisted CAS 100A, 100C, 175, and 215. For the 2020-21 academic year, Jeff is the Assistant Director of the Basic Course for Communication Arts and Sciences.