P. Whitney Lackenbauer, Ph.D., is associate professor and chair of the department of history at St. Jerome’s University (University of Waterloo). He is also co-director of the Emerging Arctic Security Environment project through ArcticNet and a fellow with the Canadian Defence & Foreign Affairs Institute, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the Frost Centre for Canadian and Indigenous Studies.
Whitney has travelled extensive in the Canadian Arctic and broader circumpolar world and has served as a consultant to various government departments on Arctic security, sovereignty, and governance issues. His recent books include The Canadian Rangers: A Living History, 1942-2012 (2013), Canada and the Changing Arctic: Sovereignty, Security and Stewardship (co-authored 2011), Canada and Arctic Sovereignty and Security: Historical Perspectives (edited 2011), The Canadian Forces and Arctic Sovereignty: Debating Roles, Interests, and Requirements, 1968-1974 (co-edited 2010), and Arctic Front: Defending Canada in the Far North (co-authored 2008, winner of the 2009 Donner Prize for the best book on Canadian public policy).
Whitney was a Fulbright Fellow at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University in 2010 and a Canadian International Council Research Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in 2008-09. His current research includes histories of Arctic sovereignty and security policies and practices since the Second World War, Aboriginal-state relations, and contemporary circumpolar affairs. Web site: https://www.lackenbauer.ca
- Associate Professor, History
University of Waterloo
Office: SJU 3009 (UW)
(519) 884-8110 | Ext. 28233
- PhD, Department of History, University of Calgary
- MA, Department of History, University of Calgary
- BA, Honours Arts Applied Studies Co-op Program, History Major, University of Waterloo