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Nigel Hatton, Ph.D.

Faculty Affiliate, Narrative Medicine

Nigel Hatton is an associate professor of literature and affiliate faculty in the philosophy, and critical race and ethnic studies programs at the University of California, Merced. His courses include, “Existentialism,” “Literature & Philosophy,” “Human Rights & Literature,” and “Readings in Close Reading.” He teaches and writes on Narrative Medicine and Social Justice through the Narrative Medicine Program. His published work has appeared in journals and collections such as the James Baldwin Review, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterrich, Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, and A-Line: A Journal of Progressive Thought. He is a founding member of the Critical Refugee Studies Collective and part of the faculty committee for Mt. Tamalpais College, the first independent liberal arts institution dedicated specifically to serving incarcerated students. Among his Narrative Medicine projects are research in the area of Narrative Medicine and Incarceration and an investigation titled, “African-American Women’s Activism and Ending the Problem of Homicide,” which received support from the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California. 


Ph.D., Stanford University