Ph.D. Student in History, Energy and Foreign Relations, Georgetown University

Gregory Brew is a PhD candidate in the History Department of Georgetown University. He previously completed a BA in History at the University of Chicago and an MA in Global, International and Comparative History at Georgetown University.

His work focuses on US history, the history of the international oil industry and the modern Middle East, with a particular focus on Iran. His current project concerns Anglo-American modernization projects in Iran from 1925 to 1963, the relationship between oil revenues and economic development, and the ways in which modernization was meant to integrate Iran into a global oil system, before and after the 1953 Anglo-American coup d'etat.

Gregory reads Persian and regularly contributes to on-line publications on topics such as Iranian oil, US foreign policy, the international energy industry and Middle Eastern politics. He is also a contributing analyst for Wikistrat and a contributing writer for

In 2016 Gregory was awarded the Edwin J. Beinecke Jr. Scholarship by the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Foundation. He has received grants from the Cosmos Club Foundation, the Rockefeller Archive Center and from Georgetown University, including the Evan Armstrong North Graduate Student Scholarship in 2013.


  • 2013–present
    PhD Candidate, Georgetown University
  • 2016–present
    Contributing Analyst,
  • 2016–present
    Contributing Writer,


  • 2013 
    Georgetown University, MA Global, International and Comparative History
  • 2010 
    University of Chicago, BA History