John Thomas is a freelance writer and a Professor at the Quinnipiac University Schools of Law and Medicine, USA. He holds a BA and JD from the University of Arizona and an LLM and MPH from Yale University. His publications address topics from international law to gun violence, health policy, autism, juvenile justice, and music, and have appeared in law reviews, medical journals, major newspapers, music magazines, and the Oxford Dictionary of Music. His book Kalamazoo Gals: A Story of the Extraordinary Women and Gibson’s ‘Banner’ Guitars of WWII (2013) centers on the oral histories of twelve women who appeared in a 1944 photograph and secretly built musical instruments during WWII. He also served as Field Editor for Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders, 2nd edition (2017).