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James Fitz Gerald

Lecturer, English and Media Studies
Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2019
Office: Adamian Academic Center 076 |

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James Fitz Gerald earned his Ph.D. in English, General Literature, and Rhetoric from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His teaching and research specialize in the medical and health humanities, global health narratives, and transnational American studies. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Literature and Medicine, Modern Fiction Studies, Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, Writing and Pedagogy, along with the edited collection What's Left?: Marxism, Literature, and Culture in the 21st Century.

Teaching Interests

Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature; Medical and Health Humanities; History of Science and Medicine; Transnational American Studies; Rhetoric and Composition

Research Interests

Medical and Health Humanities; Literature and Medicine; Critical Race and Ethnic Studies; Transnational American Studies; Rhetoric of Health and Medicine


Journal Article(s)
Fitz Gerald, J. "'These Jests of God': Arrowsmith and the Racial Ecology of Imperial Medicine". Literature and Medicine. Forthcoming

Fitz Gerald, J. Loving Mean: Racialized Medicine and the Rise of Postwar Eugenics in Toni Morrison's Home. Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States. Forthcoming

Book Reviews
Fitz Gerald, J. [Review of the book Viral Modernism: The Influenza Pandemic and Interwar Literature]. Modern Fiction Studies. Forthcoming

Conference Presentations

Fitz Gerald, J. (2021). "Arrowsmith and the Racial Ecology of Imperial Medicine." Presented at the Modern Language Association .


University Service
Committee Member for First-Generation Student Support Committee , 2020 - Present
Committee Member for Health Thought Leadership Network, 2020 - Present