Grant T. Buckles, Ph.D. is a political scientist and consultant based in Louisville, KY. A researcher with extensive international experience, his work focuses on improving governance and understanding political risk. His research on authoritarian politics and elections in emerging markets has been published in academic journals and media outlets.

He is currently a consulting associate at Gallup, where he advises public sector clients on research design, data collection, analytics, and organizational strategy. He specializes in leading large-scale research and evaluation projects that apply advanced survey methods, experiments, and emerging technologies.

Previously, he was a graduate fellow at The Carter Center's Democracy Program and Emory's Institute for Developing Nations. He received a Ph.D. in political science with an emphasis on comparative politics and international relations from Emory University in 2017. In 2011, he received a B.A. with highest honors in political science, French, and a minor in international affairs from Transylvania University.