I am an historian of oil, U.S. foreign relations, and the modern Middle East and Iran. My work explores the connections between the formation of a global oil economy, the geopolitics of the Cold War, the international development movement, and the rise of Iran as a "petro-state" under the rule of Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi. I received my doctorate from Georgetown University in June 2018, and since September 2018 I have worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University. My current project, Petroleum & Progress, is a book-length study on how global oil and local development influenced U.S. relations with Pahlavi Iran and facilitated the shah's consolidation of power. The book draws on fifteen archives and utilizes documents in English, French, and Farsi. In addition to my scholarly activities, I comment on contemporary issues of history, energy and security for The Fuse, The Washington Post, The Conversation, LobeLog, and The National Interest. Find me @gbrew24


Post-Doctoral Fellow
Center for Presidential History
Southern Methodist University

Dallas Hall Rm. 238

Dallas TX


اگر ساکت بنشینم گناه کرده ام
"If I sit silently, I have sinned"


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