Samuel Gadway joins the Keough School after four years of active duty service as a paratrooper in the United States Army. Assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, he deployed to Iraq and Syria in support of two campaign phases of Operation Inherent Resolve, where he enabled civil affairs and intelligence units as an expert on military communications systems.
Samuel holds a BA in history and political science with a minor in medieval and Byzantine studies from the Catholic University of America. He studied abroad at the University of Oxford as an associate member of Christ Church in 2016. Samuel possesses a wealth of experience in historic research with published work on interrogative torture during the Tudor dynasty, as well as projects on authoritarian state institutions in Francoist Spain and Ba’athist Iraq. His current research area of interest is US foreign policy impacts on civil-military relations in the developing world. Samuel is the recipient of a Keough Family Fellowship.