Dexter Fergie is a doctoral student of U.S. and global history and a Mellon Cluster Fellow in science studies, specializing in the history of international organizations, infrastructure, and communications. His dissertation will chart U.S. attempts to manage the global commons in the twentieth century.
Dexter has been the recipient of several awards and fellowships, including the W.L. Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Scholarship. He is also an interviewer for the New Books Network podcast.
Dexter has a B.A. in international relations and an M.A. in history, both from the University of British Columbia.
- “The Strange Career of ‘National Security’,” The Atlantic (2019).
- “Geopolitics Turned Inwards: The Princeton Military Studies Group and the National Security Imagination,” Diplomatic History 43:4 (2019).
- “The Department of Everything Else,” Los Angeles Review of Books.