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About Me

Dr. Sullivan received his Ph.D. in Political Science at Indiana University – Bloomington.  Currently, he is the Russell B. Long Professor of Political Science at Louisiana State University. In addition, Dr. Sullivan has faculty appointments in the Department of Psychology and African & African American Studies. His research centers around racial identity, coping, and racial trauma, and the ways it impacts political and social outcomes. 

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. Political Science - Indiana University

M.A. Political Science - Indiana University

M.A. African American and African Diaspora Studies - Indiana University

M.A. Sociology - Southern Illinois University

B.S. Political Science - Truman State University

Additional Training

*1 year of graduate course work (18 credits) in School Psychology - Indiana University

*Visiting Research Scholar in Dr. Banaji’s Implicit Social Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology - Harvard University


The iTIC Lab serves as a pathway to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students—regardless of discipline. If you are interested in research collaboration or in becoming part of the iTIC Lab, please contact me.


Louisiana State University

Department of Political Science

238 Stubbs Hall

Baton Rouge, LA 70803


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