Andrew Hageman

Andy Hageman teaches courses for the English department, Environmental Studies program, and Paideia first-year experience and capstones on ethics. His regular course offerings include Film, Film in Focus--Science Fiction, American Literary Traditions, and Writing for Media.

This J-Term (2022) Andy's offering a first-year seminar called "Weird Readings," which explores the surreal aesthetics and political economic relevance of Franz Kafka, Johanna Sinisalo, and many more creative makers.

He's also co-teaching a course called Re-Imagining Race through Speculative Fiction with his friend & colleague, Novian Whitsitt. Together, they're exploring antiracism critique and creativity through horror, science fiction, and other genres.

Andy researches the intersections of ecology, technology, and ideology. He publishes scholarly projects on subjects that range from ecology and infrastructure in science fiction from the U.S. & China to Twin Peaks, recent interviews with Sofia Samatar and Berit Ellingsen, and the poetry of Gary Snyder.

Andy frequently contributes critical analyses and review essays of books and films at the culture blog Horror Obsessive.

As a teacher, researcher, academic advisor, and community member, Andy promotes the rigorous imagining of how and why an interdisciplinary liberal arts education prepares students for a future of life, work, and civic engagement.He collaborates with students to shape their core competencies in creative analysis and design, ethical judgment, and the power of narrative. To put it another way: Andy wants people to graduate from Luther bristling with capacities that a smartphone can't simply do in like 0.07 seconds.

He lives in Decorah with his partner and two daughters.