Ellen R. Wald


I’m an energy historian writing about how governments and energy businesses interact globally. My work looks at how policy, wars, diplomacy, the stock market, oil pricing, and innovation impact the future of energy. I consult for financial and PR firms, write a column for, teach Middle East history and policy at Jacksonville University, and root for the New York Giants. I’ve been featured in BBC History Magazine as an expert on oil pricing and held the Majewski Fellowship in Economic Geology at the American Heritage Center and have held academic appointments at Boston University, University of Georgia, and Cambridge U. My book, Saudi, Inc., will be published (Pegasus Books) will be published in 2018 in anticipation of the Aramco IPO. Contact me at