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 Foreign Policy In Focus and Metropolis, and was author of the “World Watch” column for Next American 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. He is currently working on a book called The Rise of Global Health. He lives in Manhattan.