I'm a doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Boston in the Global Governance and Human Security program with a research focus on how the words gender and women are operationalized in peace and security work.

My writing about LGBTQ politics, reproductive justice and feminism is published by Rolling Stone, RH Reality Check, Autostraddle, NYLON, Bitch and DigBoston. I also volunteer with Planned Parenthood as a clinic escort and with the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders on their legal information hotline GLAD Answers.

I live in Jamaica Plain, Boston with my cat The Banshee and am a general lavender menace on Twitter @jamiejhagen.

email: jamie.hagen @ gmail.com