Dr. Jas Sullivan, Professor of Political Science

Dr. Jas M. Sullivan 

Professor Political Science, Psychology, and African-American Studies

Ph.D.: Indiana University
Office: 238 Stubbs Hall
Phone: 225-578-6442
Fax: 225-578-2540
Email: jamsulli@lsu.edu   

Curriculum Vitae

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Area of Interest

Dr. Sullivan studies the impact of race on political and psychological outcomes. His current projects focus on the following topics: African American racial identity and reactions to and coping with discrimination.

Selected Publications

Sullivan, Jas M. and Harman, Moriah. (in press). African American Coping in the Political Sphere (Albany, NY: SUNY Press).

Sullivan, Samaah; Sullivan, Jas M.; Orey, D'Andra; and Baptist, Najja. (in press). Racial Differences in Feelings of Distress during the Covid-19 Pandemic and John Henryism Active Coping in the United States: Results from a National Survey. Social Science Quarterly.

Sullivan, Jas M., and Harman, M. (2023). John Henryism Active Coping and Covid-19 Policy Compliance. Journal of Community Psychology.

Sullivan, Jas M., Moriah Harman, and Samaah Sullivan. 2021. "Gender Differences in African Americans' Reactions to and Coping with Discrimination: Results from the National Study of American Life." Journal of Community Psychology 49 (7): 2424-2440. 

Sullivan, Jas M., Jonathan Winburn, and William Cross. 2018. Dimensions of Blackness: Racial Identity and Political Beliefs . Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Sullivan, Jas M., and William E. Cross, Jr., eds. Mean-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity. Albany, NY: SUNY Pres, 2016.

Sullivan, Jas M., and Asharf Esmail, eds. African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012.

Sullivan, Jas M., and Jonathan Winburn. 2011. The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus: Race and Representation in the Pelican State. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press.


POLI 4040 ST:American Politics/Political Scandal
POLI 7903 Political Psychology
POLI 7963 Advanced Research Methods in Social Science
POLI 7864 ST: Social Science Methods/Research Design


Jas M. Sullivan (Ph.D., Indiana University, 2005) is the Russell B. Long Professor of Political Science. He also has faculty appointments in the Department of Psychology, and African American Studies. His research interests explore the impact of race on political and psychological outcomes. He teaches courses on political psychology, research methods, social psychology, and race and politics. He is co-author of Dimensions of Blackness: Racial Identity and Political Beliefs (SUNY Press). His work has appeared in Journal of Community Psychology, Social Science Quarterly, Politics and Policy, National Political Science Review, Journal of Black Studies, as well as in other edited volumes.