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Shannan Hayes

Shannan Hayes

Joined Stern 2021

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 3-100
New York, NY 10012



Shannan Hayes (she/they) is an interdisciplinary scholar of cultural studies, political-economics, and feminist political theory. She situates her work in a Marxist-Foucauldian feminist framework, as she investigates practices of social reproduction, social change, and subject formation in the context of late capitalism. Current research focuses on contemporary experiments in affirmative world-making that span the domains of art, activism, and collective sustenance.

Shannan joined the Stern School of Business as an Adjunct in 2021. She holds a current Visiting Assistant Professor joint position in Peace, Justice & Human Rights plus Writing at Haverford College. In addition to teaching "Commerce & Culture" at NYU, she has taught undergraduate courses at Haverford College, Duke University, and Stony Brook University in writing, cultural studies, critical theory, women’s and gender studies, film, and studio art since 2006.

Courses Taught

  • Commerce and Culture

Academic Background

PhD, Literature & Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies, 2020
Duke University

MA, Philosophy and Gender Studies, 2012
Stony Brook Manhattan

MFA, Sculpture, 2009
Stony Brook University

BFA, Sculpture, Installation, and New Media, 2005
Loyola University New Orleans

Selected Publications

Shannan Hayes (2020)
Wanting More
in the feminist cultural studies journal differences

Shannan Hayes and Max Symuleski (2019)
Counterpublic and Counterprivate: Zoe Leonard, David Wojnarowicz, and the Political Aesthetics of Intimacy
in Women & Performance

Shannan Hayes (2013)
Justice Regained: The Objects and Lessons of Object Lessons
in Feminist Formations

Shannan Hayes
the forthcoming critical keywords entry for Marxist Feminisms
in the John Hopkins University Guide to Critical and Cultural Theory