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Erin LinAssistant Professor of Political Science and Global Food Politics
2104 Derby Hall
154 N. Oval Mall
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Ph.D., Politics, Princeton University (2017)
B.A., Environmental Studies, Yale University

Erin Lin is assistant professor of political science and global food politics at The Ohio State University. Her research interests lie in the areas of post-conflict reconstruction, political geography, food security, and legacies of war, with a regional focus on Southeast Asia. In particular, she specializes in the political, economic, environmental, and agricultural repercussions of unexploded ordnance leftover from war. She is a team member of the Initiative for Food and Agricultural Transformation (INFACT), a university-wide effort to encourage cross-disciplinary research. Her collaborative research projects include the use of machine-learning models to identify bomb craters and the location of unexploded ordnance (with Rongjun Qin) and the study of soil contaminants in Hawaii due to chemical leakage from unexploded ordnance (with Leah Bevis and Nick Basta).

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Mershon Project
The Farmer's Minefield: Assessing the Ecological/Economic Capacity of Post-Conflict Agricultural Systems in Cambodia, with Nicholas Basta (2018-19)