Andrew Fitzgerald

Andrew Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald’s interests focus on media and democratic theory, with a specific focus on the intersection of national security discourse and democratic legitimacy. He is interested in how the relationship between the media, the state, and the public, and the inherent insularity, opacity, technicality, and relative unaccountability of national security apparatuses affect democracy: How might discourses of “security” delimit, discipline and perhaps even suppress democratic discourses and actions both in authoritarian regimes and liberal democracies? How might democratic forces push back?

Andy’s op-eds and essays have appeared in The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, and Al Jazeera America among other outlets. He has also appeared as a guest on Al Jazeera America’s show “The Stream.”

Academic Background

  • B.A. in Politics, Bates College

Focus Area

Journalism, Media and Culture, Advisor: Fred Turner