Garrett FitzGerald

Political Science & Peace Studies

Garrett FitzGerald (political science & peace studies) holds an M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School (religion, ethics, and politics) and a B.A. degree in peace & conflict studies and religious studies from Guilford College. He served for five years as the head of development for the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, a Nobel Peace Prize-winning non-governmental organization dedicated to nuclear abolition and armed violence reduction.
Garrett’s research interests focus on translating religious resources of meaning into political action, especially around the genesis, conduct, cessation, and processes of reconciliation that follow communal violence. In particular, he hopes to build upon previous field research in Honduras, exploring ways in which religious actors and communities articulate and enact alternatives to violence.