Thomas M. Flaherty

Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science

University of California, San Diego




About me


I am a Ph.D. Candidate and NSF Graduate Fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. I recieved my M.A. in political science from UCSD in 2018 and my B.A. in political science from UCLA in 2014.


My research focuses on the domestic political economy of trade, migration and inequality. My disseration uses geo-coded public opinion data and machine learning techniques to explore how the geographic mobility of voters influences the politics of globalization.


I have published articles in International Organization, Economics & Politics, and The Review of International Organizations. My research has been generously supported by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, the Sanford Lakoff Research Fellowship, and the San Diego Fellowship.



Email: t1flaher@ucsd.edu

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