Colin is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Science. His dissertation focuses on the factors that shape countries’ decisions to participate in global environmental cooperation, particularly the role regions play in environmental treaty ratification. Other research focuses on individual environmental behavior. He is currently working on projects exploring how social norms can promote water conservation and the role knowledge of sustainability plays into environmental attitudes and behavior. He is the winner of the 2015 award for Best Dissertation Prospectus in Political Science and an Associate Editor of the Journal of Environment and Development.