John Verhayden

John Verhayden

John Verhayden


I am a third year Ph.D Candidate with a strong record of editorial experience. My dissertation, “‘Clouds as Dark as Yankee Deeds’: Union Policy Toward Confederate Spies during the American Civil War,” analyzes Union policy toward captured Confederate spies and relates it to questions of national legitimacy, civilized warfare, international law, and nineteenth-century ideas of espionage, treason, and legitimate combatants during the Civil War.


Ph.D. History, Mississippi State University, 2017-Current
B.S History, B.S Classical Civilizations, Minor in Political Science, Valparaiso University, 2013-2017

Honors & Awards

James W. Gardner Scholar
Eta Sigma Phi Classical Honor Society

Phi Alpha Theta National Honor Society; Vice President (2018-2019), President (2019-2020)

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