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Benjamin Falcón

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Benjamin Falcón

Ph.D. Candidate


3125 Derby Hall

Ben Falcón (he/him/his) is a political science Ph.D. student at The Ohio State University specializing in international relations and comparative politics. His interests span the intersections between security studies, political ecology, and environmental history, particularly questions related to environmental governance, state-building, and critical security. His research explores topics like nature-society relations, international orders, and the formation and development of the sovereign nation-state. 
Falcón holds a B.A. in Political Science and History with a minor in Chinese from Trinity University (with honors) in San Antonio, Texas, and an A.A. in Liberal Arts from Del Mar College (with honors) in Corpus Christi, Texas.
His current research examines how sovereign states emerged and explores the long-term effects of this state formation process on contemporary issues related to environmental governance, conflict, and human security, mainly focusing on Europe, China, and South Asia. 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.