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Assistant Professor of Political Science, Virginia Tech

Dr. Daggett researches feminist and environmental politics, and is particularly interested in the politics of energy. Her book, The Birth of Energy, traces the entangled politics of work and energy following thediscovery of energy in the 19th century. Through the science of energy, work could be conceved as a site of energy conversion that was in need of new tactics of imperial governance. The conclusion argues that, without challenging dominant practices of work and leisure, it will remain difficult to dislodge fossil fuel cultures. Dr. Daggett is also beginning research on her next project, which interrogates the relationship between energy and gender.

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  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Political Science, Virginia Tech


  • 2016 
    Johns Hopkins University, Ph.D., Political Science