Department of Political Science

Dr Thomas Gift

Dr Thomas Gift

Lecturer in Political Science: Public Policy Economics and Analysis

Dept of Political Science

Faculty of S&HS

Joined UCL
1st Sep 2016


Duke University
, | 2015


Thomas Gift is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Political Science and Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) programme at UCL. Currently, he is also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics United States Centre. An expert in comparative politics and political economy, his research and teaching interests include U.S. politics, public policy, and applications of survey and experimental methods. Gift’s scholarship is published in journals such as Political Behavior, Electoral Studies, Journal of Conflict Resolution, World Affairs, Annual Review of Political Science, World Economy, and elsewhere. His work has received funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation and the British Academy. Gift is a frequent contributor to the media, especially on U.S. politics and policy, and he written dozens of articles for popular outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Independent, Huffington Post, The National Interest, War on the Rocks, Political Violence @ a Glance, The Hill, and The Conversation. He is regularly interviewed for venues such as CNN, BBC, CNBC, NPR, LBC, Sky News, Euronews, and Voice of AmericaPreviously, Gift was based at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has also been a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Duke University.