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Thorin Wright

Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3902
Biography

Thorin Wright is an assistant professor at the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University. He received his doctorate in political science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012. He received his bachelor's (2005) and master's (2007) degrees in political science at the University of North Texas.

His primary research interests include state repression and human rights, and international conflict dynamics. His research has been published in journals such as International Studies Quarterly, International Interactions, Journal of Conflict Resolution and Journal of Peace Research. He was also recently awarded, along with his co-principal investigators, a multi-year grant from the National Science Foundation to collect data on sub-national variation in human rights practices. 

Education
  • Ph.D. Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 2012
  • M.S. Political Science, University of North Texas 2007
  • B.A. Political Science, University of North Texas 2005
Research Interests

The role of issues and domestic politics in international conflict, human rights and repression,
international alliances and their role in international conflict, international peacekeeping. 

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
POS 360World Politics
POS 493Honors Thesis
POS 790Reading and Conference
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 360World Politics
POS 499Individualized Instruction
POS 560International Relations
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 790Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 360World Politics
POS 493Honors Thesis
POS 560International Relations
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 305Politics and Film
POS 467International Security
POS 590Reading and Conference
POS 790Reading and Conference
POS 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 360World Politics
POS 467International Security
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 467International Security
POS 664War/Peace/Conflict Processes
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 467International Security
POS 560International Relations
POS 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 467International Security
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 467International Security
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
POS 467International Security
POS 560International Relations
Presentations
  • Wood, Reed M. and Thorin M. Wright. "Come Hell or High Water: Natural Disasters as a Catalyst for State Repression.". International Studies Association (Mar 2014).
  • Reed Wood and Thorin M. Wright. "Come Hell or High Water: Natural Disasters as a Catalyst for State Repression.". Peace Science Society (International) (Oct 2013).
  • Thorin M. Wright. ``International Conflict Issues and Repression". American Political Science Association (Sep 2013).
  • Reeder, Bryce W. and Thorin M. Wright. "International Conflict, Repression, and Civil Violence.". International Studies Association (Apr 2013).