Matthew Fuhrmann is a Professor of Political Science and Presidential Impact Fellow at Texas A&M University. He is a Visiting Professor at Yale University during the 2023-24 academic year. He has been a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford University, Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Research Fellow at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow in 2016 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
His research and teaching focus on international security issues with an emphasis on nuclear weapons, diplomacy and bargaining, and alliance politics. He is the author of three books, including Influence Without Arms: The New Logic of Nuclear Deterrence (Cambridge University Press, 2024) and Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy (Cambridge University Press, 2017, with Todd S. Sechser). His articles are published in journals such as American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, International Organization, International Security, and International Studies Quarterly.
His research has been mentioned in media outlets such as CNN, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and NPR.