Daniel DeFraia

Affiliated Faculty

Daniel DeFraia is a reporter and American Studies PhD candidate at Boston University, where he is writing a narrative history on the invention of an idea—the modern independent reporter—told through the lives of several reporters and their complicated, often secret, relationships with U.S. intelligence agencies.

He has taught investigative journalism and 20th century international relations. Previously, he was a Steiger Fellow at the Committee to Protect Journalists and worked in their journalist assistance program. Before that he reported for GlobalPost and other news outlets.


  • Journalism
    Since 2019


B.A., Harvard Extension
Ph.D., Boston University