Skip to main content
Skip to main content

Eva Hageman

Photo of Eva Hageman

Assistant Professor, The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Assistant Professor, American Studies

(301) 405-6877

2101 Woods Hall
Get Directions

Research Expertise

Critical Race Theory
Cultural Studies
Digital Studies
LGBTQ Studies
Media Studies
Television Studies
Visual Culture

Dr. Hageman is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of American Studies and Women’s Studies. She received her Ph.D. in 2016 from New York University in American Studies with a joint Certificate in Culture and Media through the Departments of Anthropology and Cinema Studies. Before becoming Assistant Professor Dr. Hageman served as a University of Maryland President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Women’s Studies.

Her primary research and teaching interests are in television, media production, popular culture, fashion and style, media ethnography, documentary, critical race theory, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural and visual studies. Her book manuscript, “‘Relatable Meets Remarkable’: Crafting Race in the Reality Television Industry,” examines reality television and the central role it plays in shaping articulations of race in the 21st century. She has presented research at the annual meetings of the American Studies Association, Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Cultural Studies Association, and Critical Ethnic Studies Association, as well as at other academic conferences. Previously, she was the Consortium for Faculty Diversity Postdoctoral Fellow in Rhetoric and Communication at the University of Richmond, and a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow. She has directed two documentaries, Legendary (2010) and You, As Seen On TV (2011). Her writing has appeared on In Media Res and is forthcoming in the anthology Race Post-Race: Culture, Critique, and the Color Line (Duke UP).


Debt by Design: Race and Home Valorization on Reality TV

Eva Hageman publishes chapter in Duke University Press collection Racism Postrace

The Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Lead: Eva Hageman

With the election of Barack Obama, the idea that American society had become postracial—that is, race was no longer a main factor in influencing and structuring people's lives—took hold in public consciousness, increasingly accepted by many. The contributors to Racism Postrace examine the concept of postrace and its powerful history and allure, showing how proclamations of a postracial society further normalize racism and obscure structural antiblackness.