Rosemary A. Kelanic

Rosemary A. Kelanic

Assistant Professor

Fields of Study: International Relations

2015 Jenkins Nanovic Halls



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 recent article, “The Petroleum Paradox: Oil, Coercive Vulnerability, and Great Power Behavior” (Security Studies, June 2016), which she is revising into a book, explains why great powers adopt radically different strategies to secure oil access in case of emergency or war.  Kelanic also recently published Crude Strategy: Rethinking the U.S. Military Commitment to Defend Persian Gulf Oil (Georgetown University Press, 2016), a book co-edited with Charles Glaser, which argues that the United States may no longer need to station military forces in the Gulf to protect the flow of oil. 

Professor Kelanic earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Chicago.  She holds an M.A. in International Relations, also from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. 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.