Jeff Colgan


Jeff Colgan is Assistant Professor in the School of International Service at American University in Washington DC.† His research focuses on two main areas: (1) the causes of war and (2) global oil politics.†


His new book, Petro-Aggression: How Oil Makes War, was published in 2013 from Cambridge University Press.† An article that previews the argument was published in International Organization (Oct 2010), and won the Robert O. Keohane award for the best article published in IO by an untenured scholar.†


He has articles† published or forthcoming in journals such as International Organization, World Politics, International Security, and Foreign Policy.


In 2012-13, Professor Colgan was a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC.† He completed his PhD at Princeton University, and was a Canada-US Fulbright Scholar at UC Berkeley, where he earned a Masterís in Public Policy.† Dr. Colgan has worked with the World Bank, McKinsey & Company, and The Brattle Group.†††