Benji Smith

PhD student
Benji Smith

Home University: University of Waterloo


Education: BA, History, Concordia University of Edmonton; MA History, Waterloo

Research Fields: Cold War Era, American

Supervisor: Andrew Hunt

Benji Smith is a first-year PhD student studying under Dr. Andrew Hunt. His research focuses on Presidential Impeachment and how factors like partisan politics, media coverage, and public perception have impacted impeachment’s overall effectiveness. Benji received his MA in History from Waterloo in 2020, where he studied the extent of presidential authority advocated by Dick Cheney from 1972-2008.