Dr. Zenel Garcia joins St. Lawrence as a Visiting Assistant Professor of International Relations. Through a joint degree program, Dr. Garcia earned an M.A. in Asian Studies in 2014 and a Ph.D. in International Relations in 2018 at Florida International University, Miami, FL. His research focuses on Securitization and the political narratives that underpin the processes of regional formation and transformation in Asia. Having taught a broad range of regional and core-discipline courses at Florida International University since 2014, Dr. Garcia will be teaching courses in international security , strategic studies, and East Asian politics.