Felicia Sullivan

Senior Researcher at Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement in the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University, Tufts University

Felicia Sullivan is a senior researcher at CIRCLE with a diverse research portfolio that encompasses multiple methods designed to inform policy and practice towards greater equity for marginalized and disconnected young people. Sullivan is also an associate lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Boston teaching in multiple colleges on campus and online. Prior to joining CIRCLE, she worked in community-based practice primarily in multi-ethnic, urban settings developing innovative programs for diverse community needs through organizations dedicated to arts & culture, social justice, community communication, and education. Sullivan received her doctorate of philosophy in public policy from the John W. McCormack Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Boston and holds a Masters of Arts in Media Studies from the New School for Social Research.


  • –present
    Senior Researcher at the Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University


  • 2014 
    University of Massachusetts Boston, Ph.D.
  • 2009 
    University of Massachusetts Boston, M.S.
  • 1995 
    New School for Social Research, M.A.