Kathleen Fitzpatrick

Kathleen Fitzpatrick is Director of Digital Humanities and Professor of English at Michigan State University. Her work across her career has focused on building resilient, sustainable scholarly communities and transforming their processes of communication to foreground connection, conversation, and collaboration. She has published three books, Generous Thinking: A Radical Approach to Saving the University (2019), Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (2011), and The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (2006). She is project director of Humanities Commons, an open-access, open-source network serving more than 26,000 scholars and practitioners across the humanities and around the world.

Between 2011 and 2017, Fitzpatrick was Director of Scholarly Communication and then Associate Executive Director of the Modern Language Association, where she co-authored and oversaw the development of the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Prior to taking on that position, she was Professor of Media Studies at Pomona College, where she had been a member of the faculty since 1998. While at Pomona, she co-founded the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing. Today, she is president of the Association for Computers and the Humanities, and also serves as a member of the boards of trustees of the Council on Library and Information Resources and the Educopia Institute.

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