Hi, and thanks for visiting my site. I received my doctorate from the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia, with a focus on international relations, in 2017. My bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies is from the University of Washington, and my master’s degree from the Committee on International Relations at the University of Chicago. In August 2017, I will start as a visiting assistant professor at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA.

My research interests involve coercive threats and why targeted states decide to stand firm or back down, particularly as relates to regime-type and alliance partners. I am also working on projects involving how regime-type influences the onset of a variety of threats, and how material factors and international order explain the inception of European integration.

I can be reached at matt.scroggs@cnu.edu, and on Twitter at @mkscroggs.