Affiliated Faculty

Joy Hagen
  • Pronouns she/they
  • Title
    • UC-AFT Continuing Faculty
    • Writing Program Faculty
    • Campus Writing Liaison
  • Division Humanities Division, Undergraduate Education
  • Department
    • Writing Program
    • Rachel Carson College
  • Affiliations Environmental Studies Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Office Location
    • Rachel Carson College Academic Building, 333
  • Office Hours Spr 2024: Mondays 12-1 (Zoom), Thursdays 5:15-6:15 (in-person). By appointment as requested.
  • Mail Stop Rachel Carson College Faculty Services
  • Mailing Address
    • Rachel Carson Fac Serv, 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses WRIT 2: Breaking Science (Rhetoric & Inquiry); WRIT 1: Introduction to Composition; Rachel Carson College 1, Academic Literacy and Ethos: The Environment and Us (previously, CRSN 80A/C/D); BME 185: Technical Writing for Biomolecular Engineers; Phys 182: Scientific Communication for Physicists (Win 2020); Writing Assistant mentoring/supervising; Core Course Instructional Assistant mentoring

Summary of Expertise

Ecology; agroecology and food systems; plant-insect interactions; entomology; plant population biology; matrix population models; political economy; writing in the physical and biological sciences; STEM diversity and representation; American Indian intellectual history and environmental activism; writing and learning








Research Interests

Ecological risks of genetically engineered organisms; population dynamics; agroecology and food systems; science and uncertainty








Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D., Environmental Studies, UCSC








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Teaching Interests

Science writing; writing instruction for students of physical and biological sciences; environmental science; entomology; plant population biology; service learning and activism.