Thomas defended his dissertation on intergroup solidarity in peace activism in 2016 and received his PhD in 2017. As a graduate student he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Previously, he received his AB in Psychology and Islamic and Near Eastern Studies from Washington University in 2009.
He is now a Research Scholar in Law at the Justice Collaboratory of Yale Law School, where he studies the relationship between authorities and communities. For more information: https://law.yale.edu/thomas-obrien .