Jason Enia

Jason Enia

Professor & Chair, Political Science

Sam Houston State University

Jason Enia is Professor and Chair 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.


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


  • PhD in Politics & Int'l Relations

    University of Southern California

  • MA in Int'l Political Economy & Development

    Fordham University

  • BA in Economics & Political Science

    University of Dayton