Andy Hageman joined the Luther College English Department in 2011 after work and studies that took him to Shanghai, China for six years and most recently to Davis, California. Initially starting at Luther as an ACM-Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Andy is now an Assistant Professor.
Grounded in American literature and cinema along with aesthetics and critical theory, Professor Hageman’s research engages with questions about techno-culture and machines in the social imaginary, ecological narratives and images in writing and film, convergences of science and fiction in science fiction, and the history of the novel. Several of his essays re-read much-studied texts afresh through techno-cultural and ecocritical lenses while other essays offer ideology critique of contemporary novels and films.
At Luther, Andy teaches courses that include American literature, EcoMedia, Paideia, Literature and Ecology, The American Novel, and Writing for Media. He lives in Decorah with his wife and two daughters, and if you walk the trails around town, you will likely bump into them as they love exploring the outdoors together.