Dr. Jonathan Hagood

Associate Professor of History
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Dr. Jonathan Hagood has been a history department faculty member since fall 2008. He teaches survey courses in the history of science and of Michigan, upper-level courses in Latin American history, and general education courses such as Cultural Heritage II, GEMS, and Senior Seminar.

In addition, through his service as Director of Hope College’s Senior Seminar Program, Dr. Hagood leads the portion of the academic program in which students explicitly confront questions of value and belief and have the opportunity to reflect on how Christianity can inform a philosophy for living.

AREAS OF Expertise

Dr. Hagood’s areas of expertise include nuclear weapons policy, mid-twentieth-century Argentina, the history of public health and the history of nursing.


  • Ph.D., Latin American history, University of California, Davis, 2008
  • M.A., history, University of California, Davis, 2005
  • B.Arch and B.A., Latin American studies, University of Texas at Austin, 1998


  • Barbara Brodie Nursing History Fellowship, Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, University of Virginia (2014)
  • Research Support Grant, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Studies (2013)
  • Residency Research Fellow, Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, University of Michigan (2011)
  • Mark C. Stevens Fellowship, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan (2010)
  • Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship, Lilly Library, Indiana University (2009)
  • Graduate Research Fellowship Award, National Science Foundation (2005–2008)
  • Samuel Eleazar and Rose Tartakow Levinson Prize, Society for the History of Technology (2006)
  • Research Grant-in-Aid, Rockefeller Archive Center (2005)
  • Recipient, Research Grant-in-Aid, Hagley Museum and Library (2005)

Selected Presentations & PUBLIcations


  • “The Opportunity of Mutual Fellowship: Alumnae of the International Nursing Courses, 1926–1976,” American Association for the History of Nursing Annual Conference, Dublin, Ireland, September 2015
  • “The Rockefeller Foundation’s Global Perspective on Nursing in Latin America,” Latin American in a Global Context, University of Berne, Switzerland, December 2014
  • “Foreign Correspondence: Discourses and Realities of International Nursing in the Early 20th Century,” 25th Quadrennial Congress of the International Council of Nurses, Melbourne, Australia, May 2013
  • “Forming an Intentional Community of Scholars: Faith-Informed Research Experiences for Undergraduates,” Religion and the Idea of a Research University, Cambridge University, England, April 2013
  • “More Than A Mere Vision: On the Origins of the Organization for Tropical Studies,” Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, November 2012


  • “Bottling Atomic Energy: Distinguishing Between Science and Technology in Peronist Argentina, 1948–1952,” in Beyond Imported Magic: Science and Technology Studies in Latin America, MIT Press, 2014
  • “Foreign Correspondence: International Content in the American Journal of Nursing, 1901–1922,” in Transnational and Historical Perspectives on Global Health, Welfare and Humanitarianism, Portal Forlag, 2013
  • “Agentes de Enlace: Nurses Connecting Citizens to Public Health in 1930s–50s Argentina,” in Handbook on the Global History of Nursing, Routledge, 2013
  • “Cells in the Body Politic: Social identity and hospital construction in Peronist Argentina,” Health, Culture and Society 3, 1, 2012
  • “Unidad Médica: The Unionization of Physicians in Peronist Argentina, 1930s-–50s,” LABOR: Studies in Working-Class History of the Americas, 9, 3, Fall 2012
  • “Why Does Technology Transfer Fail? Two Technology Transfer Projects from Peronist Argentina,” Comparative Technology Transfer and Society, 4, 1, April–June 2006

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Dr. Jonathan Hagood

Phone Number616.395.7631

Lubbers Hall-Room 326 126 East 10th Street Holland, MI 49423-3516