Jeffrey Bruce Nagel

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Date(s) - Thursday, February 11, 2021
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Join us on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 6:30 pm for a ZOOM conversation with scholar of communication, rhetoric, and history Jeffrey Bruce Nagel. Presented in conversation with SNMA Executive Director Hunter O’Hanian, Jackson will discuss the Jack Nichols Archive and his article “(Be)Longing in the Archives: Family, Affect, and Loss in the Jack Nichols Papers”. (Link on JSTOR:

The event is free, open to the public, and conducted via ZOOM.


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About Jeffrey Bruce Nagel
Jeff Nagel (pronouns he/him) is a doctoral candidate in rhetoric in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University. His work focuses primarily on gay and lesbian activism in the 1950s and 1960s, prior to the Stonewall Riots, and includes studies of the Mattachine Society and the Daughters of Bilitis. He also examines the public speech and writings of individuals in this period, including Franklin Kameny, Jack Nichols, and Barbara Gittings. His dissertation, entitled “Queering Absence: The Rhetoric of the Homophile Movement,” argues that these groups utilized unique rhetorical elements, relying on strategies like silence, passing, and the wearing of masks. His work has been published in several academic journals and other media outlets, including QED: A Journal is GLBTQ Worldmaking, Women’s Studies in Communication, and the Southern Journal of Communication.