Thomas Craemer obtained a political science doctorate in 2001 from the University of Tuebingen in his native Germany, and a PhD from Stony Brook University, New York, in 2005. He teaches at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Public Policy. His research focuses on implicit racial attitudes and race-related policies. In 2015, he published an article titled Estimating Slavery Reparations that has been widely cited in the media, including appearances in Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. He presented at reparations conferences in Gambia, at Tulane Law School, and in South Africa.