Dr. Thomas’s publications include: In Food We Trust, University of Nebraska Press, 2014; Voices of Hunger (ed.), Common Ground Publishing, 2014; Political Culture and the Making of Modern Nation States, Paradigm Press, 2014; International Political Economy: Navigating the Logic Streams, an Introduction (coauthored with Edward Weisband), Kendall Hunt, 2010; “The Biocorporeality of Evil: A Taxonomy” (coauthored with Edward Weisband) in Inside & Outside of the Law: Perspectives on Evil, Law, and the State (Shubhankar Dam and Jonathan Hall, eds.), Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009; and “Big Blocks of Cheese and Other Lessons on American Government: 15 Weeks in the West Wing” (coauthored with Sandra E. Via) in Teaching Matters: Strategy and Tactics to Engage Students in the Study of American Politics (Daniel Shea, ed.), Prentice Hall, 2010.
She is also working on a book length project on the politics of food labeling in the United States. She has presented her research at conferences in Ljubljana, Slovenia; Salzburg, Austria; Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; Urbana, IL; and Austin, TX.
Her current research focuses on food politics. She is currently working on a study of hunger in America as well as an investigation of the linkages between the international chocolate trade and genocide in the Ivory Coast.