Hello and thanks for visiting my website! My name is Matt Malis, and I’m a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs for the 2022-2023 academic year. Starting Summer 2023, I will be an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. I received my Ph.D. from New York University’s Department of Politics in May 2022.

My research focuses on how the delegation of authority within government shapes the conduct of diplomacy. Ongoing projects examine the strategic use of face-to-face diplomatic visits; the informational role of presidential advisors in crisis bargaining; and the consequences of U.S. ambassadorial vacancies.

My work has been published at International Organization, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Theoretical Politics, and multiple edited volumes. Here is my google scholar page. You can check out my ongoing and published research projects here, as well as some datasets I’ve constructed on US diplomacy here. Teaching materials and evaluations are available here.

Please feel free to contact me at: malis [at] nyu [dot] edu