Upcoming events:

Talk @ Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues at Dickinson College, Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium, October 15, Carlisle, PA

Talk @ CBS/Showtime, October 17, New York, NY

“Reimagining the Gendered Workplace” for the Network for Executive Women, 2019

“Reimagining the Gendered Workplace” for the Network for Executive Women, 2019

Thomas viscerally understood his new privilege in 2011, just a few months after he began injecting testosterone, when he spoke up at a news meeting and his new, lower voice silenced the room. As a man and a feminist, Thomas was horrified; but as a reporter, he knew he had a rare opportunity to use his "beginner's mind" to expose the hidden biases and assumptions that drive many of our cultural narratives about gender. In the years since, Thomas has reported and spoken extensively about post-Recession masculinity, gender at work and in sports, trans media narratives, and the gendered dynamics of our current culture war.

Thomas has also taught at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism and is a regular media commentator for NPR and other outlets. He has given talks at over a dozen colleges and institutions, including the Atlantic Ideas Festival, Google, and Facebook. 

All talks are customizable. For a list of recent topics or if you're interested in bringing Thomas to your organization, please contact his speaker agent, Laura Bertocci, at laura@freshspeakers.com.

Select recent engagements:

Gender and the Economy series, University of Toronto

Aspen Ideas Festival, Aspen

Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Madrid

Oracle, Barcelona

Commonwealth Club, San Francisco

New York Public Library, Main Branch

Primera Persona Festival , Barcelona

University of California at Santa Barbara

Alma, New York

Quartz, New York

Book Slam, London

Waterstones, London

Bristol Festival of Ideas, England

Google headquarters


Network of Executive Women, Amelia Island, FL

Live Wire Radio, Portland, OR

Books Are Magic, Brooklyn

McNally Jackson, Brooklyn

Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge  

Skylight Books, Los Angeles

The Booksmith, San Francisco

Brooklyn Historical Society

PEN World Voices, New York

University of Virginia

Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh

Brooklyn Book Festival

Hammer Museum, Los Angeles

University of Chicago

University of South Carolina Upstate

Columbia University

Drake University

RISD Museum


School of Visual Arts

Select recent podcast/audio engagements:


CBS This Morning

To the Best of Our Knowledge

BBC Sports

Literary Friction (UK)

Financial Times

Hurry Slowly

Cityscape (NPR)

Food 4 Thot (masculinity edition)

Livewire (with Phoebe Robinson of Two Dope Queens)