Position title: Ph.D. Candidate: International Relations | Political Theory
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).
Spectrum Gender and the Gender Gap in US Public Opinion on the Use of Military Force
UW Madison Summer Initiative Research Grant
Wisconsin Project on International Relations Research Grant
University Housing Honored Instructor Award
UW Madison Hanna Pitkin Fellowship