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Thomas S. Benson

University of Delaware
United States
Email: tsbenson [at] udel [period/dot] edu

Thomas Benson is a PhD Candidate at the University of Delaware (UD) in Political Science & International Relations. His current interests include Environmental Justice, Urban Sustainability, and Urban Politics. Thomas has been the recipient of a UD Dissertation Fellowship (2021-2022), an IQMR grant (2021), the Political Science Graduate Research Award by UD for an Exceptional Professional Paper (2021, 2020), APSA First Generation Scholars Grant (2021, 2020). Additionally, Thomas is a Visiting Researcher at Boston University in Fall 2021. Further, Thomas has authored and edited UD’s Sustainability Report (2021) through extensive delegation and collaboration between multiple stakeholders, and is conducting a Bikeshare Feasibility Study (forthcoming, 2022) and Executive Sustainability Report (forthcoming, 2022) for UD.

Thomas S. Benson’s website.

Publications

Benson, Thomas S. 2022 (Forthcoming). “The Culture of Overwork in the Discipline of Political Science.” In Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond. Kevin G. Lorentz II, Daniel J. Mallinson, Julia Marin Hellwege, David Phoenix, J. Cherie Strachan (eds). APSA.

Benson, Thomas S., and Montoya, T. Mark. 2022 (Forthcoming). “Concerns for First-Gen Graduate Students: Navigating Political Science Boundaries.” In Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond. Kevin G. Lorentz II, Daniel J. Mallinson, Julia Marin Hellwege, David Phoenix, J. Cherie Strachan (eds). APSA.

Benson, Thomas S., and Gancheva, Silviya. 2022 (Forthcoming). “Concerns for International Graduate Students in Political Science.” In Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond. Kevin G. Lorentz II, Daniel J. Mallinson, Julia Marin Hellwege, David Phoenix, J. Cherie Strachan (eds). APSA.

Benson, Thomas S., and Boyes, Christina. 2022 (Forthcoming). “Health and Well-being in Graduate School: Preventing Burnout.” In Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond. Kevin G. Lorentz II, Daniel J. Mallinson, Julia Marin Hellwege, David Phoenix, J. Cherie Strachan (eds). APSA.

Benson, Thomas S., Gentry, Bobbi., and Shugars, Sarah. 2022 (Forthcoming). “Feeling Like a Fraud: Imposter Syndrome.” In Strategies for Navigating Graduate School and Beyond. Kevin G. Lorentz II, Daniel J. Mallinson, Julia Marin Hellwege, David Phoenix, J. Cherie Strachan (eds). APSA.

Ore Koren, Benjamin E. Bagozzi, and Thomas S. Benson. 2021. “Food and Water Insecurity as Causes of Social Unrest: Evidence from Geolocated Twitter Data.” Journal of Peace Research 58(1): 67-82.

David, Nina., and Benson, Thomas S. 2021 (Forthcoming November). “Citizen-Centrism in Smart Cities: Reality or Rhetoric?” In Holistic Approach to Decision Making Towards Smart City Design. George Cristian Lazaroiu, Mariacristina Roscia, and Vasile Dancu (eds). Springer, chapter 13.

Sustainability Council. 2022 (Forthcoming). “The Executive Sustainability Plan.” University of Delaware Sustainability Council.

Benson, Thomas S. 2022 (Forthcoming). “A Vision for Bike-sharing in Newark (DE): 2022.” In collaboration with the University of Delaware and Newark City Council.

Byrne, J., Nyangon, J., Taminiau, J., Benson, T., and Cristinzio, D., and Ddamulira, R. 2021 (Forthcoming). “Community Solar Governance, Institutional Design and Collective Choice Options: Implications for U.S. Markets.” Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment (FREE) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP), University of Delaware

University of Delaware (Benson, Thomas S). 2021 (Forthcoming). “University of Delaware Environmental Sustainability Report 2020-2021.” University of Delaware.