Dr. Oskar Timo Thoms works as a research and statistical consultant.
Previously, in 2019-20, he was an instructor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Ottawa. During 2018-19, he was the Simons Research Fellow in International Law and Human Security at Simon Fraser University in downtown Vancouver. He completed a Ph.D. in Politics at Princeton University (2017), where he studied international relations, comparative politics, and quantitative methods, and earned an M.A. in Sociology (2005) and a B.A. in International Development Studies (2003) at McGill University. Prior to the Ph.D., he was Research Associate at the McGill Research Group in Conflict and Human Rights (2005-06) and Visiting Research Associate at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for International Policy Studies (CIPS, 2008-09), and worked as a consultant on policy research projects supported by the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade and the Canadian International Development Agency (now Global Affairs Canada). He lives in Wakefield, Quebec, near Ottawa.
He has co-authored scholarly articles in Comparative Political studies, Journal of Peace Research, Human Rights Quarterly, Conflict & Health, and International Journal of Transitional Justice (with Geoff Dancy, James Ron, Roland Paris, and Howard Ramos). His academic research has focused on human rights and transitional justice.