McIntosh, Whitney

Field: United States; Advisor: Blake; Year: 2018

Whitney McIntosh is a doctoral candidate focusing on US intellectual and cultural history in the 20th century. She grew up in Melbourne, Australia, before moving to the United States for her undergraduate studies at Stanford University. There, she received her B.A. in International Relations and English. She wrote an interdisciplinary undergraduate honors thesis through the Stanford Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, which explored the political discourse of security in France in the wake of World War I. For her thesis, she won the David M. Kennedy Prize for the best thesis in the social sciences.

Her current research interests include the postmodern intellectual movement; democratic culture and political discourse; the evolution of the social sciences; and post-truth democracy.