Joshua K. Leon is an assistant professor of Political Science and International Studies at Iona College. He has also taught at Villanova, Temple and Drexel Universities.
He has recently written for venues including Dissent, Metropolis, Peace Review, The China Beat, Cities, Brooklyn Rail, Monthly Review, Asia Times and Cambridge Review of International Affairs. He is a frequent contributor to Dissent, Foreign Policy In Focus and Metropolis, and was author of the “World Watch” column for Next City from 2008-2011. In 2010, he covered the Shanghai World Expo for Next City magazine and Foreign Policy In Focus.
A doctorate in Political Science, he writes on development, poverty, global health, and urbanization. His forthcoming book is called The Rise of Global Health (SUNY Press). He lives in Manhattan.