About

Jeremy Graham is a PhD candidate in international relations (IR) and comparative politics. He has earned a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (’09) in History and Peace, War, and Defense and B.S. from Oregon State University (’15) in Economics. He is currently a fellow of the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP). Jeremy’s interests include civilian-military relations, international security, and IR theory. He works particularly on military coups and interstate conflict. Before arriving to Notre Dame, he spent six years on active duty as a U.S. naval officer. He has deployed on multiple occasions to the Middle East to support the international effort to combat piracy in addition to other operations.

Thematic Interests

I am interested in the costs of war: We measure these costs in a variety of ways: human lives, institutional erosion, political capital, and materiel among others. Yet we do not understand how these factors interact and influence one another in a dynamic process. My research probes these connections to understand how power aggregates and disintegrates throughout societies.

Current Research

I am interested in interstate military coups and interstate conflict. My research explores the relationship between the security dilemma and the guardianship dilemma.

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