Ben Falcón (he/him/his) is a political science Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University specializing in international relations and political methodology. His interests span the intersections between security studies, political geography, and diplomatic history, with a particular focus on Asia and US-China competition.His research seeks to answer questions related to great power politics, U.S. grand strategy, alliances, and international and regional orders.
Before Ohio State, he received an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Del Mar College (with honors) and earned a B.A. in Political Science and History with a minor in Chinese from Trinity University (with honors) in San Antonio, Texas. At Trinity, he conducted undergraduate research as a Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Mach Research Fellow, and Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellow. He was named a 2022-2023 Diversity Fellow by the American Political Science Association and a Patrick S. Osmer Fellow by the graduate school at The Ohio State University.