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Nancy Reagin

Department Chairperson

Dyson College of Arts & Sciences

Women's and Gender Studies

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Nancy Reagin (Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University) is a professor of European history and gender studies at Pace University, where she chairs the Department of Women's & Gender Studies. She's published three books and many articles in German gender history, with a focus on women's history, national identities, and consumer cultures. Her current project focuses on the emergence of fan communities in twentieth century Europe and the United States, and she has edited a series of historical readers companions for fantasy and science fiction literature. She chairs or is active on far too many committees.


PhD , Johns Hopkins University , 1990

MA , Johns Hopkins University , 1985

BA , University of California at Berkeley , 1983

Awards and Honors

  • Pace University, May 2015 - LGBTQ Educator of the Year Award
  • Pace University, May 2014 - Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Pace University , 2011 - Undergraduate Research Initiative Award
  • Dyson College, 2010 - Distinguished Faculty Research Award
  • Pace Student Government Association, September 2001 - Special Service Award


Reagin, N. (2016). "Tischkultur: Cooking, Food Choices, and Diet in Nazi Germany," in Lisa Pine (ed.),. Life and Times in Nazi Germany. London, England: Bloomsbury Academic Press. , pages 21-48.

Reagin, N. (2016, May). "Dances with Worlds: Karl May, 'Indian' Hobbyists, and German Fans of the American West Since 1912". Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies. Vol 13 (Issue 1) , pages 553-583. http://www.participations.org/Volume%2013/Issue%201/S3/6.pdf

Reagin, N. (2015, December). "Die Vergangenheit ist eine weit, weit entfernte Galaxie: Die historisch-politische Konstruktion der Star Wars-Reihe". Neue Gesellschaft/Frankfurter Hefte. Vol 2015 (Issue 12) http://www.frankfurter-hefte.de/upload/Archiv/2015/Heft_12/PDF/2015-12_reagin.pdf

Reagin, N. (2014). The Hobbit and History. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Reagin, N. (2013). Star Trek and History. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Reagin, N. (2012). Star Wars and History. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons.

Reagin, N. (2011). "Was Voldemort a Nazi? Death Eater Ideology and National Socialism" in Nancy Reagin (ed.). Harry Potter and History. New York: Wiley & Sons. , pages 127-152.

Reagin, N. (2011). Transformative Works and Cultures 6 (2011), Special Historical Issue : Fan Works and Fan Communities in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.

Reagin, N. & Rubenstein, A. (2011, March). “'I'm Buffy and You're History': Putting History Back into Fan Studies,”. Transformative Works and Cultures. Vol 6 http://journal.transformativeworks.org/index.php/twc/article/view/272

Reagin, N. (2008). Sweeping the German Nation: Domesticity and National Identity in Germany, 1870-1945. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Reagin, N., Bridenthal, R. & O'Donnell, K. (2005). The Heimat Abroad: The Boundaries of Germanness. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Reagin, N. (2005). “German brigadoon? Domesticity and Metropolitan Perceptions of Auslandsdeutschen in Southwest Africa and Eastern Europe” in Renate Bridenthal, Krista O'Donnell, and Nancy Reagin (eds.). The Heimat Abroad: the Boundaries of Germanness. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press: .

Reagin, N. (2004). "Recent Work on German National Identity: Regional? Imperial? Gendered? Imaginary?". Central European History. Vol 37 (Issue June 2004) , pages 245-271.

Reagin, N. (2001, May). "Marktordnung and Autarkic Housekeeping: Private Households Under the Nazi Four Year Plan". German History. Vol 19 , pages 162-184.

Reagin, N. (2001, March). "The Imagined Hausfrau: National Identity, Domesticity, and Colonialism in Imperial Germany". Journal of Modern History. Vol 73 (Issue March, 2001) , pages 54-86.

Reagin, N. (1995). A German Women's Movement: Class and Gender in Hanover, 1880–1933. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.


Reagin, N. (2014, June 1). The Cold War and Entertainment Television. “Socialist Indians, Capitalist Cowboys: the Ideologies of Westerns in East and West Germany". University of Paris and the French National Archives, The French National Archives, Paris

Reagin, N. (2013, May). The Uses of History in Star Trek. Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

Grants, Contracts and Sponsored Research

Reagin, N. (2002). Senior Research Fellowship.
National Endowment for the Humanities , Federal . Funded,


  • Presidential Search Committee
  • New York Campus Master Plan Committee [Committee Member]
  • New York Campus Space Planning Committee [Committee Member]
  • Operating Budget Subcommittee of University Budget Committee [Chairperson]
    Desc: Co-Chair
  • New York Faculty Council [Chairperson]
  • University Budget Committee [Committee Member]
  • New York Faculty Council [Chairperson]
  • Sexual Assault Protocol Task Force [Committee Member]
  • University Strategic Planning Committee [Committee Member]
  • University Committee on Faculty Promotions and Tenure [Committee Member]
  • University Committee on Faculty Promotions and Tenure [Committee Member]
  • University Handbook Negotiation Committee [Committee Member]
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