Bentley B. Allan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and an affiliate of the Environment, Energy, Sustainability, and Health Institute at Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD in Political Science from Ohio State University in 2012. He has research interests in the history and theory of international order, global environmental politics, the role of science and expertise in global politics, and qualitative methods. His book, Scientific Cosmology and International Orders (under contract at Cambridge University Press) traces the emergence of economic growth to precursors in colonial doctrines of improvement and development. A paper from his second book project on the history of climate governance, "Producing the Climate," has been published by International Organization. He is also been working with Ted Hopf (National University of Singapore) and Srdjan Vucetic (University of Ottawa) to build a national identity database and relate the findings to the history and theory of international order. The first results from the project have been published in Making Identity Count: Building a National Identity Database (Oxford University Press, 2016).