I’m an assistant professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

I received my Ph.D. in December 2014 from the Georgetown University Department of Government, and during the 2014-2015 academic year I was a visiting assistant professor at Dickinson College. During the 2013-14 academic year, I was a Research Fellow at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

I’m a scholar of international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and oil politics. How do domestic institutions shape U.S. foreign policy? And how does U.S. foreign policy shape international order? Separately, I also investigate the relationship of global energy markets to domestic and international politics. I discuss those issues on my blog and on Twitter @profmusgrave.

You can also read my curriculum vitae (CV).