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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, Ecological Justice, and Urban Politics. Thomas has been the recipient of a UD Dissertation Fellowship (2021-2022), an IQMR grant (2021), ISPP grant (2021), the Political Science Graduate Research Award by UD for an Exceptional Professional Paper (2020), APSA First Generation Scholars Grant (2020). Additionally, Thomas will be a Visiting Researcher at Boston University in Fall 2021. Further, Thomas has authored and edited UD’s Sustainability Report (forthcoming, 2021) through extensive delegation and collaboration between multiple stakeholders.

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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 (January 2021),

Nina David, and Thomas S. Benson. 2021 (Forthcoming). “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.

John Byrne, Joe Nyangon, Job Taminiau, Thomas S. Benson, and Dan Cristinzio. 2021 (Forthcoming). “Community Solar Governance, Institutional Design and Collective Choice Options: Implications for Delaware.” Foundation for Renewable Energy and Environment (FREE) and the Center for Energy and Environmental Policy (CEEP), University of Delaware.

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