Cara Hagan's writing spans the genres of poetry, creative non-fiction, short-form fiction, and academic scholarship.

Recent publications include:


Practicing Yoga as Resistance:Voices of Color in Search of Freedom

  • An edited volume in progress of reflections on race and gender in the Western yoga industry by female practitioners and teachers of  color. Contracted under Routledge, expected publication, spring 2021.


Action! Celebrating Screendance on the Film Festival Circuit

  • A book in progress on the genealogy and curation of the screendance festival,contracted under the McFarland Publishing Company. Expected publication, fall 2020.

Articles and Poetry:

Illuminating Diverse Voices in Dance Education: Problems in the Academy and Creative Approaches to Practice

  • An article accepted for publication in the spring 2020 edition of the Journal of Dance Education that shares methods for curriculum development and project-based work in dance studies with regard to diversity and inclusion.

Creative Social Stewardship, Artistic Engagement, and the Environment

  • An article co-authored with Theresa Redmond on the philosophy and practice of Creative Social Stewardship in the Spring 2019 edition of the Journal of Sustainability Education.


America is Not Cool

  • A review written for the fall 2018 edition of the [In] Transition Journal of Media Studies for scholar Jenny Oyallon-Koloski’s video essay, America is (Not) Cool - a juxtaposition between two iconic dance numbers from the 1961 movie musical, West Side Story


Twenty Crimes Punishable by Death

  • A poem published in the fall 2018 edition of the Snapdragon Journal of Art and Healing.

Screendance as Social and Intellectual Enterprise

  • An article published in the spring 2018 edition of the Journal of Video Dance.


Curatorial Practices for Intersectional Programming

  • An article published in the spring 2018 edition of the International Journal of Screendance.


Cruel Men and False Gods,  Bursting at the Seams,  A Man Runs a Van into Midnight Prayer, or, God and Allah Concur, In the Days After the Verdict, Men with Pistols

·       A collection of five poems published in the September 2017 edition of the Seven Day Weekend Blog.

Love Letter to a Lukewarm Night Sky

  • A poem published in the summer 2017 edition of the Quill and Parchment online publication.

Visual Politics in American Dance Film:Representation and Disparity

  • Article published in the spring 2017 edition of the International Journal of Screendance.


The Feminist Body Reimagined in Two Dimensions: An Exploration of the intersections Between Dance Film and  Contemporary Feminism

·       A work of scholarship in the 2016 anthology, Dance's Duet with the Camera: Motion Pictures, Published by Palgrave.



  • A poem published in the spring 2016 Headwaters, The Appalachian Journal of Expressive Arts.


The Making of a Ritual

·       A work of creative non-fiction published in the December 2015 issue of the Snapdragon Journal of Art and Healing.

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