Dr Jeffrey Whyte

Newton International Postdoctoral Fellow

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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. 


PhD, Geography, University of British Columbia 

MA, Communications, Simon Fraser University

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

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