Ian Seavey is a Predoctoral Fellow in International Security Studies at Yale University’s Jackson School of Global Affairs and PhD candidate in the department of history at Texas A&M University. His research examines U.S. empire in the Caribbean through the lens of disaster relief, environmental policy, and rum production. His dissertation, “Colonial Calamities: The Politics of U.S. Disaster Relief in Puerto Rico, 1898-1979,” tells the story of how evolving ideas about disaster relief fundamentally shaped and continue to shape the colonial relationship between the U.S. and Puerto Rico. He has published articles in a variety of venues including the Journal of Advanced Military Studies, AHA Perspectives, and the Journal of Environmental Hazards. His research has been funded by the Harry S. Truman Library Institute, the Albritton Center for Grand Strategy, and Yale’s Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. In his free time, he enjoys playing guitar in various heavy metal bands.