Thomas Worth

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations | Political Theory


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Thomas Worth is a PhD Candidate studying feminism, gender, and international security. His dissertation examines the gender gap in public opinion on the use of military force in the United States. He demonstrates how measuring gender on a spectrum of femininity to masculinity provides a more nuanced understanding of this gender gap. His other research projects look at the ubiquity of phallic discourse in international relations and at gender presentation and candidate selection. He is also a Future Faculty Partner with the UW Madison Teaching Academy.

Prior to coming to Madison, Thomas worked in community engagement at Portland Community College (PCC) and as a Hatfield Research Fellow at Portland State University (PSU). He received his Associate of Arts from PCC (2011) and Bachelor of Science in Political Science from PSU (2013), as well as a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Chicago (2014).


Gender Identity, Public Opinion, and the Use of Military Force in the United States


UW Madison Dissertation Writing Grant

UW Madison Summer Initiative Research Grant

Wisconsin Project on International Relations Research Grant

University Housing Honored Instructor Award

UW Madison Hanna Pitkin Fellowship