James Schwoch conducts research and teaching in areas related to global media, media history, global security, international studies, and media-communication-environment. Schwoch has held visiting professorships in Finland on three occasions. He was a resident fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies from 1997-1998. Additional agencies and institutions supporting his previous and current research include the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, and the Fulbright Commission (Germany and Finland.) His current research explores environmental and climatological issues related to the emergent infrastructure and deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) and of 5G mobile technologies and networks. Schwoch is also a member of an interdisciplinary team of research scholars from across Northwestern University working on the multi-year project “Disproportionate Impacts of Environmental Challenges” funded by the Buffett Institute for Global Affairs.