Gregory Brew is a Henry A. Kissinger Postdoctoral Fellow at International Security Studies and the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at Yale University.
Brew is a historian of oil, modern Iran, and U.S. foreign policy. His work focuses on the creation of the Pahlavi petro-state and American efforts to integrate Iranian oil into a global oil economy while assisting with Iran’s programs of economic development, in the context of the global Cold War and development movement. His work has appeared in Iranian Studies, International History Review, and the Texas National Security Review. His book Petroleum & Progress: Oil, Development, and the American Encounter with Iran, 1941-1965 is under review at Cambridge University Press. He has also co-authored Oil, Autocracy, and the Cold War: the Iran Crisis, 1951-1954 with David S. Painter, a history of the Mohammed Mosaddeq premiership, nationalization crisis, and coup d’etat of August 1953. The book is currently under contract at University of North Carolina Press. Before coming to Yale, Brew was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University and deputy managing editor of the Texas National Security Review. He received his PhD in History from Georgetown University.