A.J. Bauer is a writer and former journalist. His reporting has appeared in The Daily Texan (which he used to edit), the Austin American-Statesman, the Texas Observer, The Patriot Ledger and the Boston Globe. He has also contributed essays and commentary to Social Text Periscope, The New Inquiry and The Guardian. A member of the Writers for the 99% collective, he contributed to Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action that Changed America (OR Books, 2011; Haymarket, 2012). He also served on the board of directors of the Student Press Law Center from 2006-2012, and co-founded the Friends of the Daily Texan in 2013.
He is presently Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at Ursinus College, where he serves as faculty advisor for The Grizzly student newspaper. A former Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow, he earned his Ph.D. in American Studies from the Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at New York University. His research focuses on contemporary and historical right-wing movements and conservatism in the United States. He is currently at work on a book manuscript based upon his doctoral dissertation, “Before ‘Fair and Balanced’: Conservative Media Activism and the Rise of the New Right.”