Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities and Oral History
Dr. Jason A. Higgins is a postdoctoral fellow in digital humanities and oral history at Virginia Tech, affiliated with the Center for Humanities, VT Publishing, and the History Department. He earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he studied Modern US, Global, and African American History, and specialized in the Vietnam War and veterans’ experiences. He is the co-editor of Service Denied: Marginalized Veterans in Modern American History (UMass Press 2022). His forthcoming book, “Stars, Bars, and Stripes: A History of Incarcerated Veterans since the Vietnam War” is under advance contract with the University of Massachusetts Press in the Veterans series.
Jason earned a Master’s in English from Oklahoma State University, studying literature and writing a thesis on Vietnam veteran autobiography, trauma, and disability. He is a first-generation college graduate, who double-majored in English and History at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.