Joshua Hagen

Dean, College of Letters and Science
Ph.D., University of WisconsinMadison, 2003


Borders and border theory

Cultural politics of place names

Demography, economics, and sustainability

Geographies of the pre-modern world

Globalization, sovereignty, and territoriality

Historic preservation and places of memory

History of geography and geopolitics

Nationalism and homelands

Tourism and heritage

Urban design and public space


1. Joshua Hagen, “The City as a Composition: Working through Geographies of Memory, Identity, and Belonging,” in The Politics of Spatial Transgressions in the Arts, eds. Greg Blair and Noa Bronstein (London: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming).
2. Hagen, Joshua, and Robert C. Ostergren, Building Nazi Germany: Place, Space, Architecture, and Ideology (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).
3. Diener, Alexander C., and Joshua Hagen, eds., The City as Power: Urban Space, Place, and National Identity (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019).
4. Diener, Alexander C., and Joshua Hagen, “Border Control as a Technology of Social Control,” in The Handbook of Social Control, ed. Mathieu Deflem (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2019), 403-415.
5. Hagen, Joshua, “Historic Preservation in Nazi Germany: Practices, Patterns, and Politics,” in Heritage at the Interface: Interpretation and Identity, ed. Glenn Hooper (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2018), 56-71.
6. Diener, Alexander C., and Joshua Hagen, “The Political Sociology and Political Geography of Borders” in Sage Handbook of Political Sociology, eds. William Outhwaite and Stephen P. Turner (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2018), 330-346.
7. Hagen, Joshua, “The Meaning of National History and Borderlands for Identity and Border Education,” in Borders, Memory, and Transculturality: An Annotated Bibliography on the European Discourse, ed. Angela Vaupel (Zürich: Lit, 2017), 12-23.
8. Diener, Alexander C., and Joshua Hagen, “Changing Modalities of Power in the Twenty-First Century,” in Border Politics: Defining Spaces of Governance and Forms of Transgression, eds. Cengiz Günay and Nina Witjes (New York: Springer, 2017), 15-32.
9. Hagen, Joshua, “Places of Memory and Memories of Places in Nazi Germany,” in Memory, Place and Identity: Commemoration and Remembrance of War and Conflict, eds. Danielle Drozdzewski, Sarah De Nardi, and Emma Waterton (London: Routledge, 2016), 236-254.
10. Hagen, Joshua, “Social Engineering, National Demography, and Political Economy in Nazi Germany: Gottfried Feder and His New Town Concept,” in Hitler’s Geographies: The Spatialities of the Third Reich, eds. Claudio Minca and Paolo Giaccaria (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016), 218-240.
11. Hagen, Joshua, “Wie Rothenburg das Kleinod der deutschen Vergangenheit geworden ist,” in Rothenburg ob der Tauber: Geschichte der Stadt und ihres Umlandes, eds. Horst F. Rupp and Karl Borchardt (Darmstadt: Theiss, 2016), 559-576.
12. Hagen, Joshua, “Shaping Public Opinion through Architecture and Urban Design: Perspectives on Ludwig I and His Building Program for a ‘New Munich’,” Central European History 48, no. 1 (2015): 4-30.
13. Diener, Alexander C., and Joshua Hagen, eds., From Socialist to Post-Socialist Cities: Cultural Politics of Architecture, Urban Planning, and Identity in Eurasia (London: Routledge, 2015).
14. Diener, Alexander C., and Joshua Hagen, Borders: A Very Short Introduction (New York: Oxford University Press, 2012; Japanese translation with a new foreword, trans. by Fuminori Kawakubo [Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten Publishers, 2015]; Korean translation (Seoul, Somyong Publishing, under contract).
15. Diener, Alexander C., and Joshua Hagen, eds., Borderlines and Borderlands: Political Oddities at the Edge of the Nation-State (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2010).

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