Kenneth Vincent

Kenneth Vincent

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Major — International Relations

Minor — Research Methodology

Kenneth R. Vincent is a seventh-year PhD candidate in International Relations.  He also works full-time as the program Economist for the Office of Petroleum Reserves at the U.S. Department of Energy since 2012. In this position, he oversees major program planning and economic studies for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, conducts petroleum market and policy analysis, and executes the program’s international activities. His dissertation is entitled “The Strategic Determinants of Oil Stockpiling Behavior.”

Current Research

Energy geopolitics, international relations theory, security studies, climate change politics


  • Master of International Affairs Texas A&M University
  • B.A., University of Virginia


"Understanding Local Policy Making: Policy Elites' Perceptions of Local Agenda Setting and Alternative Policy Selection." Policy Studies, forthcoming 2010 (with Xinsheng Liu, Eric Lindquist, and Arnold Vedlitz). "Undoing Oil's Curse?: An Examination of the Chad-Cameroon Pipeline Project," in Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola (Eds.) United States and West Africa: Interactions and Relations, Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, (2008)pp. 423-442. "African Populism: Observations from Rawlings' Ghana and Sankara's Burkina Faso - Journeys through Authoritarian Neo-Liberalism and Democratization," in Seth N. Asumah, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, and John K. Marah (Eds.) The Africana Human Condition and Global Dimensions, Binghamton, NY: Global Academic Publishing at Binghamton University, (2002) pp. 27-59.