Jason Enia

Jason Enia

Chair, Political Science

Sam Houston State University

Biography

Jason Enia is Chair and Associate Professor in the Political Science Department at Sam Houston State University. He is also the founding director of SHSU’s Center for the Study of Disasters & Emergency Management (CDEM). Enia’s research explores the politics of low probability, high impact events, specifically nuclear weapons proliferation and large disasters. Many assume the potentially huge and negative consequences of these events make the politics different – or should make them different if they’re not already. Enia’s research dispels these myths using the theories and tools of political economy, focusing on the ways institutions structure the political incentives around these issues.

Interests

  • Politics of Disasters
  • Politics of Nuclear Nonproliferation
  • Political Economy of Cooperation & Conflict

Education

  • PhD in Politics & Int'l Relations, 2009

    University of Southern California

  • MA in Int'l Political Economy & Development, 2003

    Fordham University

  • BA in Economics & Political Science, 1999

    University of Dayton

Experience

 
 
 
 
 

Chair, Department of Political Science

Sam Houston State University

Aug 2020 – Present
 
 
 
 
 

Director, MA Program in Political Science

Sam Houston State University

May 2017 – Jul 2020
 
 
 
 
 

Associate Professor, Political Science

Sam Houston State University

Sep 2015 – Present
 
 
 
 
 

Director, Center for the Study of Disasters and Emergency Management

Sam Houston State University

Nov 2014 – Present
 
 
 
 
 

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Sam Houston State University

Aug 2010 – Aug 2015

Recent Talks

The Politics of Disasters: Three Observations from the U.S. in 2017

The Politics of Disasters: Three Observations from the U.S. in 2017

A Political Economy Approach to the Form and Function of the Nuclear Suppliers Group

A Political Economy Approach to the Form and Function of the Nuclear Suppliers Group

The Health of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime

Data on Deadline

Data on Deadline

Staying Credible in the Offseason of Texas Politics

Staying Credible in the Offseason of Texas Politics

Contact

  • jason.enia@shsu.edu
  • 1 936 294 1467
  • 1901 Avenue I, Box 2149, Huntsville, TX 77341-2149
  • In the CHSS Building, take the elevator to the 4th floor. Political Science is on the right.
  • Tuesday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    Thursday 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
    by appointment via email