Thomas is a PhD student on the Ancient History track. His research focuses on the social and economic history of antiquity, with special emphasis on gender and migration. He is especially interested in the interdependence of urban labour markets and gendered migration patterns, as well as demographic analyses and the study of minorities. In his research, he likes to combine theoretical approaches and empirical evidence.
Thomas graduated from the University of Bern (Switzerland) with a BA in History (2011) and received an MA in History (with a specialisation in Ancient History and Minors in both Gender Studies and Philosophy) from the University of Bern as well (2016). His Master's thesis focussed on the urban population of the city of Rome at the time of Augustus. Combining demographic, economic, and migration-oriented approaches, he discussed both its size and composition.
In addition to his studies, Thomas was a student representative both on the local and the national level, as well as a political secretary for Switzerland's largest peace organisation. Furthermore, he was a student assistant for Digital Humanities at the University of Bern, and assistant project manager of Switzerland's Youth Parliament."