Joshua Eastin

Assistant Professor





Curriculum Vitae

Fall 2018 Office Hours:
Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00 to 4:00 PM



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 Assistant 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 issues related to environmental security and conflict; gender and economic development; and the political economy of environmental protection. Current projects examine the impact of environmental scarcity on the dynamics of armed intra-state conflict; the formation and mobilization of paramilitary groups in the Philippines; and the role of climate change in influencing women’s rights in developing states. 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).