Thomas Briggs

Ph.D. Candidate

Teaching and Research Interests

I am currently writing my PhD dissertation on the History of Women in International Relations (IR) with a specific focus on women IR scholars in the United States before the 1980’s.

I enjoy teaching a wide range of courses in International Relations and Political Theory, with particular interests in the History of Women in International Thought, International Security, Foreign Policy, Modern Political Theory, and the Politics of South Asia.   

I am currently an Instructor in the Program of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and teach courses in Gender and Globalization, Women in Political Development, and Women, Gender and Film.


Graduate Certificate in College Instruction, University of Connecticut, 2020

Graduate Certificate in Human Rights, University of Connecticut, 2019

M.A. Political Science, University of Connecticut, 2015

M.Sc. (Distinction) International Relations (Research), London School of Economics, 2011

B.A. (Hons) History, University of Nottingham, 2005

Thomas Briggs
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