Joshua Eastin

Associate Professor


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Ph.D., University of Washington
M.A., University of Washington
M.A., University of Arkansas
B.S.B.A., University of Arkansas

Josh Eastin is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Master of Public Policy program in the Hatfield School of Government. He teaches courses in international relations, environmental politics, and security studies. Professor Eastin’s research addresses the causes and consequences of economic underdevelopment. Current projects examine the relationship between food insecurity and political violence; the formation and mobilization of paramilitary groups and other local security institutions; and the role of climate change in influencing women’s rights and gender equality. He has conducted extended fieldwork and surveys 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 International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, Political Geography, Terrorism and Political Violence, World Politics, and World Development.  He is co-author of Greening China: The Benefits of Trade and Foreign Direct Investment (University of Michigan Press, 2011).