Having grown up in the German northwest, Hagens studied German literature, English literature, and Philosophy at the Universität Tübingen, Williams College, the University of Virginia, and Princeton University. He then taught at Carleton College, Eckerd College, and the University of Notre Dame, before joining Yale in 2010. Hagens has won grants from the NEH, the Templeton, Ford, and Max Kade Foundations; as well as Notre Dame’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He serves on the editorial board of Text and Presentation and the conference board of the Comparative Drama Conference.
M.A. University of Virginia
M.A. Universität Tübingen
M.A./Ph.D. Princeton University
German and comparative drama (1550 to the present); drama theory; and philosophical and theological approaches to literature