Shaine Scarminach is a historian of the United States and the World. His research interests include twentieth-century U.S. foreign relations, the environment, world capitalism, and the Global South. His previous research has explored environmental issues in U.S.-Latin American relations during the Cold War, and his current project is a history of U.S. foreign policy and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of San Francisco and an M.A. in history from California State University, Los Angeles.