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. You can read his publications in Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy and International Studies Review.

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.

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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.