Josh Eastin (Ph.D. 2013, University of Washington) is Assistant Professor of Political Science. He teaches courses in International Relations, Conflict, and Environmental Politics. Professor Eastin’s research interests lie in environmental security, conflict studies, and the political economy of environmental protection. His current projects examine the effects of environmental disasters as catalysts for war and peace, and the state’s use of violence as a mechanism to suppress armed civil conflict. He has conducted primary fieldwork in the Philippines, where he also served as a visiting research fellow at the University of the Philippines-Diliman. His work has appeared in journals such as World Politics, World Development and International Studies Quarterly. He is co-author of Greening China: The Benefits of Trade and Foreign Direct Investment (University of Michigan Press, 2011).