Josh Roiland is a writer and journalism professor who studies the cultural history of the American news media. He has a Ph.D.in American Studies from St. Louis University. He researches and teaches courses on the history and practice of literary journalism, the historical relationship between journalism and American politics, and the nonfiction of David Foster Wallace. He has taught at the University of Maine, University of Notre Dame, and Case Western Reserve University. He recently completed a manuscript of creative nonfiction called The Speaking Length, and is at work on another book project: The Rest is Silence: The Unexplored Nonfiction of David Foster Wallace. Roiland publishes both scholarship and popular pieces in venues like the Washington Post, Longreads, Popula, Literary Journalism Studies, Nieman Storyboard, and A24 Films (in conjunction with the release of the David Foster Wallace biopic The End of the Tour).