Garrett FitzGerald

Garrett FitzGerald

Assistant Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Women's and Gender Studies

Garrett FitzGerald


Faculty Bio

Dr. Garrett FitzGerald is an Assistant Professor of Peace & Justice Studies at Pace's NYC campus. His background includes anti-nuclear advocacy and community-based nonviolence education.


PhD, University of Notre Dame, 2020
Peace Studies/Political Science

MA, Harvard Divinity School, 2010
Religion, Ethics, and Politics

BA, Guilford College, 2008
Peace & Conflict Studies/Religious Studies

Research and Creative Works

Research Interest

Critical approaches to peace and conflict studies; abolition; Black feminist theory; Indigenous political theory; religion, conflict, and peacebuilding

Courses Taught

Past Courses

PJS 101: Intro to Peace & Justice Study
PJS 101: Intro to Peace and Justice Study
PJS 296: Topic: Racial Justice
PJS 300: Intrsctnlty, Conflict, & Peace
PJS 499: Capstone in Pce & Jstce Stds

Publications and Presentations


Unsettling Peace: The Settler-Colonial Challenge to the Local Turn
FitzGerald, G. R. (2023). Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. , pages 1--18.

Pluriversal Peacebuilding: Peace Beyond Epistemic and Ontological Violence
FitzGerald, G. R. (2021). E-International Relations.

Populism, Post-Politics, and the Prospects for Democracy After Trump
FitzGerald, G. R. (2021). Laura Finley; Matthew Johnson (Eds.), Cambridge Scholars Publishing. , pages 191-215.

COVID-19, democracies, and (de) colonialities
Scauso, M. S., FitzGerald, G. R., Tickner, A. B., Behera, N. C., Pan, C., Shih, C. & Shimizu, K. (2020). Democratic Theory. Vol 7 (Issue 2) , pages 82--93.

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Peace & Justice Studies Association
  • International Studies Association