Rosemary A. Kelanic is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame, where her research focuses on international security, coercive diplomacy, energy politics, and U.S. grand strategy. Her forthcoming book, Black Gold and Blackmail: Oil and Great Power Politics (2020), explains why great powers adopt radically different strategies to secure oil access in case of emergency or war. Kelanic is also co-editor, with Charles Glaser, of Crude Strategy: Rethinking the U.S. Military Commitment to Defend Persian Gulf Oil (2016), which questions whether the United States needs to station military forces in the Gulf to protect the flow of oil.
Professor Kelanic earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago. She holds an MA in International Relations, also from the University of Chicago, and a BA in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College. Prior to joining the faculty of Notre Dame, Kelanic taught political science at Williams College and held research positions at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University.