Jonathan Blake Fine studied Comparative Literature at New York University and received a Ph.D. in German and Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine. He subsequently held a Volkswagen Stiftung/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Freie Universität Berlin and has taught at Gettysburg College, Pacific Lutheran University, and Brown University. His current book project, entitled “Nefarious Heathens: Enlightening the Masses in Late Eighteenth-Century Germany,” examines the use of public theological debates to educate Germans during the late eighteenth century. This manuscript is accompanied by a digital humanities project that focuses on Lessing’s Fragmentenstreit, which can be accessed here. Dr. Fine’s research interests include German and European intellectual history, digital humanities, theories of the public sphere, the intersection of philosophy of religion and material culture, and critical theory.