About

whitaker headshotThank you for visiting. I am a historian who works as a Research Fellow with The Waggonner Center at Louisiana Tech University. I research and teach classes on the histories of cyberspace, empire, globalization, information, and international crime and policing. My work has been supported by grants from the Mellon Foundation, the Council for European Studies, Phi Alpha Theta History Honors Society, and the Louisiana Board of Regents.

In addition to my research and teaching, I am a founding member of the academic society Britain and the World, which developed the journal Britain and the World and the Britain and the World book series with Palgrave Macmillan. I am also the creator and presenter of History Respawned, a YouTube and podcast series that considers historical content in video games. The show promotes interest in history among video game players, and encourages historians to consider games as a pedagogical tool.

I was born and raised in Austin, Texas, and I attended the University of Texas at Austin for my BA, MA, and PhD (What can I say? Austin is a great place).

You can download a copy of my curriculum vitae here. Send me a message here. You can also reach me through one of my social media accounts:

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