AdvisorsDr. Andrew Torget, Ph.D.

Andrew J. Torget is a historian of 19th century North America at the University of North Texas, where he directs the Digital History Lab.  The founder and director of numerous digital humanities projects — including Mapping Texts, Texas Slavery Project, Voting America, and the History Engine. He served as co-editor of the Valley of the Shadow project, and as the founding director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond.

Dr. Torget co-authored several books on the American Civil War, Andrew has been a featured speaker on the digital humanities at Harvard, Stanford, Rice, and the National Archives in Washington, D. C.  In 2011, he was named the inaugural David J. Weber Research Fellow at the Clements Center for Southwest Studies at Southern Methodist University.  He is currently completing a book titled Cotton Empire: The Transformation of Texas and the Origins of the U.S.-Mexican War, 1800-1850.