Jeffrey Whyte

Jeffrey Whyte

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Overview

Jeffrey is a British Academy Newton International Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Politics. His current research considers recent shifts in cybersecurity practices as they relate to disinformation and the so-called ‘post-truth era’. He considers especially how a new ‘politics of truth’ have transformed conceptions of security in both domestic and foreign affairs.  

 Jeffrey’s doctoral research traced the history of US psychological warfare in the 20th century, from its origins in the early years of the Second World War, to the Vietnam war’s ‘battle for hearts and minds’. In his current work, Jeffrey continues this project’s interest in how the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs of both individuals and populations have been increasingly understood as objects of war and geopolitical contest. 

Education

PhD, Geography, University of British Columbia 

MA, Communications, Simon Fraser University

BA, Contemporary Studies & German, University of King's College, Halifax 

Prizes and awards

Kluge Fellowship, US Library of Congress

Knowledge Frontiers Seed Funding, British Academy

Newton International Postdoctoral Fellowship, British Academy

Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (PhD)

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (MA)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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