Here are pieces that I have written.
The work from 2010 and before originate out of my research into the design of human rights and ethnic minority movements. This was the subject of my writing and research from my undergraduate days at University of Chicago, through my Master’s at Central European University, and culminating in my PhD at Queen’s University Belfast. My driving question was how disenfranchised groups could use non-violent, human rights-based tactics to their political advantage — and what ethical and diplomatic challenges this repertoire caused.
Since 2010 — since I began my study of law and design — my interests have shifted towards how design process and methods may make the power of law more accessible to more people. Like with my earlier work, I am still motivated by how the disenfranchised may level the playing field and gain access to power. Now, though, my work is more project-based and grounded in design work, rather than strictly social science research.
“Design Thinking & Law: A Perfect Mach,” Law Practice Today: The Innovation Issue, January 2014.
“Antitrust on the Internet: a Comparative Assessment of Competition Law Enforcement in the Internet Realm,” by Gönenç Gürkaynak, Derya Durlu and Margaret Hagan, International Bar Association’s Business Law International, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2013.
“A Collection of Drawings by Stanford Law Student Margaret Hagan,” Robert Crown Law Library, Stanford Law School, Spring 2012.
“The Human Rights Repertoire: its strategic logic, expectations and tactics.” The International Journal of Human Rights, Volume 14, Issue 4, 2010.
“The Transnational Ethnic Activism of Vojvodina Hungarians.” Nationalities Papers: The Journal of Nationalism and Ethnicity. Volume 37, Issue 5, 2009
“Human Rights Melodrama: A Literary Analysis of Reports of Police Violence Against Hungarian Roms,” Journal of Human Rights, Volume 5, Issue 4, 2006.
“Serbia’s Roma: Closer Than You Think,” Transitions Online, 2005.
“Out and Away: The Housing Rights Situation of Roma in Hungary,” European Roma Rights Centre’s Roma Rights journal, February 7, 2004.
Press about me:
Here is press coverage about my work.
“Legal Rebels Profile: How Designer Margaret Hagan Drew Her Way Through Law School,” by Terry Carter. ABA Journal, September 11, 2013.
“Margaret Hagan: Designing Her Own Legal Tech Curriculum,” by Sharon Driscoll, Stanford Lawyer, Spring 2013.
“Art project posts residents’ views of Beechview,” by Diana Nelson Jones, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 29, 2010.
“Human Rights, alternative energy interests of Marshall students,” by Lori Shontz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, December 21, 2003.
“Recent graduate wins 2003 Marshall Scholarship,” by Josh Schonwald, University of Chicago Chronicle, November 20, 2003.