Hi. My name is Jonathan D. Fitzgerald, but everybody calls me Fitz.
I'm a PhD candidate in the English Department at Northeastern University and Fellow in the Northeastern University Humanities Center. Formerly, I was a research assistant for the Viral Texts Project and Women Writers Project, and managing editor of DHQ. My research fields include the history of literary journalism, media studies, nineteenth and twentieth century American nonfiction, American religion, and digital humanities. My current research (read: dissertation) is a re-consideration of the history of literary journalism with a focus on role that women writers played in its nineteenth century origins, and the way emerging media have and continue to shape the genre's history.
Before enrolling at Northeastern, I worked as a freelance web developer and journalist, with articles and essays appearing in publications such as The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, and others. Links to some of those are here.
In 2013, Bondfire Books published my ebook titled Not Your Mother’s Morals: How the New Sincerity is Changing Pop Culture for the Better. You can read more about the book here.
I earned a BA from Gordon College and a MA from the University of Massachusetts in Boston, both in English. Since then, I've taught writing and journalism at several colleges and universities in Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey.
I'd love to connect on Twitter: @jon_fitzgerald