Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University, where she also directs MESH
, a research and development unit focused on the future of scholarly communication. She is project director of Humanities Commons, an open-access, open-source network serving more than 30,000 scholars and practitioners across the humanities and around the world, and she is author of Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019), Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
(NYU Press, 2011), and The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television
(Vanderbilt University Press, 2006). She is president of the board of directors of the Educopia Institute
, and she served as president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities
from 2020 to 2022.
Find me on hcommons.social
Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University
. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019.
Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy
. NYU Press, 2011.
The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television
. Vanderbilt University Press, 2006.
“Digital Wallace: Networked Pedagogies and Distributed Reading.” Approaches to Teaching the Works of David Foster Wallace
, eds. Stephen J. Burn and Mary K. Holland. MLA Publications, 2019. 94-100.
“Sustainability, Solidarity, and Community in Higher Education.”
EDUCAUSE Review, 26 August 2019.
“Obsolescence and Innovation in the Age of the Digital.” The Routledge Companion to Media Studies and Digital Humanities
, ed. Jentery Sayers. Routledge, 2018. 329–35.
“Universities should be working for the greater good.” Times Higher Education
, 11 April 2019.
“The Future of Academic Style: Why Citations Still Matter in the Age of Google.” Los Angeles Review of Books
, 29 March 2016.
“Peer Review.” A New Companion to Digital Humanities
, ed. Susan Schreibman, Ray Siemens, and John Unsworth. Wiley Blackwell, 2016. 439–48.
“Opening Up Open Access.” LSE Impact Blog
, 21 October 2015.
“The Future History of the Book: Time, Attention, Convention.” Cultures of Obsolescence: History, Materiality, and the Digital Age
, ed. Babette B. Tischleder and Sarah Wasserman, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 111–26.
“Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age.” Between Humanities and the Digital
, ed. Patrik Svensson and David Theo Goldberg, MIT Press, 2015. 457–66.
, Project director. 2017-present.
, Co-founder and publisher, scholarly network in media studies. Spring 2007–present.
Upcoming Talks and Conferences
26 October 2022, visiting lecture, Marist College.
1 November 2022, webinar, iD & Me: ORCID & Humanities and Social Sciences
4 November 2022, keynote, The Making of the Humanities X
15 November 2022, plenary panel, UERU National Conference
29 November 2022, visiting lecture, Montana State University.