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Assistant Professor

Department General Education

Mailing Address

Regis College

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493


Dr. Fitzgerald is Assistant Professor of Humanities/General. He teaches courses in Religious Studies, Ethics, and English, primarily. His research interests include the history of literary journalism, media studies, nineteenth and twentieth century American nonfiction, American Christianity, and digital humanities. Fitzgerald is currently at work on a book that reconsiders 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.

In addition to his life in academia, Fitzgerald has 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. In 2013, Bondfire Books published his first book titled Not Your Mother’s Morals: How the New Sincerity is Changing Pop Culture for the Better.


PhD, English, Northeastern University

MA, English, University of Massachusetts, Boston

BA, English Language and Literature, Gordon College

Going the Rounds: Virality in Nineteenth Century American Newspapers, with Ryan Cordell, David A. Smith, Abby Mullen, and Thanasis Kinias. University of Minnesota Press, Under Contract

“Nineteenth Century Women Writers and the Sentimental Roots of Literary Journalism”, Literary Journalism Studies, Vol. 9. No. 2, Fall 2017

“This Protestant World”, Chapter in Wise Blood: A Reconsideration (Rodopi Press), July 2011

“New Kenyan Writers: The Narratives of Binyavanga Wainaina and Yvonne Owuor”, December 2009 Journal of African Literature, No. 6, December 2009