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Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Associate Professor, Political Science



2018 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Public opinion
  • Political behavior
  • Political psychology


  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Chicago, 2014

Curriculum Vitae

Professor Wood has interests in political behavior, vote choice, and elections. His principle area of research is campaign effects, exploiting new data and identification strategies to understand how campaigns can influence voters' attitudes, preferences and behavior. His second area of research are the unorthodox dimensions of American political attitudes, such as conspiratorial accounts of political events, and the use of magical thinking when individuals are faced with uncertainty and anxiety. His research has been published in the American Journal of Political Science, Public Opinion Quarterly, and the Journal of the American Medical Association--Internal Medicine, among others. He has co-authored two books, his first, Enchanted America (with Eric Oliver) was published by the University of Chicago Press in 2018. His second book, False Alarm (with Ethan Porter) was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019.