Cullen G. Nutt

Post-doctoral fellow at Dartmouth College

PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


I am a U.S. Foreign Policy and International Security Fellow at the John Sloan Dickey Center at Dartmouth College. I received my PhD in political science from MIT, where I was a member of the Security Studies Program.

I study states’ decisions to employ secret coercion in international politics, as well as the effectiveness of their efforts. I draw on previously untapped data, interviews, and substantive expertise to make inferences about a shadowy realm of statecraft.

The Tobin Foundation, the Kittredge Fund, the Charles Koch Foundation, and MIT’s Center for International Studies have supported my work.

I pair my love of research with a passion for teaching. 

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