Dr. Jas M. Sullivan
Professor: Political Science, Psychology, and African-American Studies
Ph.D. - Indiana University
Office: 202 Stubbs Hall
Area of Interest
Dr. Sullivan studies race, identity and political behavior. His current projects explore the effects of African American racial identity on political attitudes and behavior.
Awards & Honors
2010 Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award(University-wide Award):
Louisiana State University.
2012 Anna Julia Cooper Teacher of the Year Award: National Conference of Black Political Scientists (National Award).
2012 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in the Humanities and Social Science: Louisiana State University Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi.
2012 TRIO Achiever Award(for exemplary research, teaching and community service): Missouri-Kansas-Nebraska Chapter of the Mid-America Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel.
Sullivan, Jas M.; Winburn, Jonathan; and Cross, William. (November 2018). Dimensions of Blackness: Racial Identity and Political Beliefs (Albany, NY: SUNY Press).
Sullivan, Jas M. and Cross, William. (October 2016). Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity, eds., (Albany, NY: SUNY Press).
Sullivan, Jas M.; Henderson, Michael; Parent, Wayne; and Jonathan Winburn. (2017). “African-Americans and American Values: Does South Matter?” Social Science Quarterly.
Sullivan, Jas M. and Platenburg, Gheni. (2016). “From Black-ish to Blackness: An Analysis of Black Information Sources' Influence on Black Identity.” Journal of Black Stuides.
Lapoe, Ben and Sullivan, Jas M. (2016). “Racial Priming in the Black Press.” In Rochelle Brock, Dara Nix-Stevenson, and Paul Chamness Miller-Kuriyama, eds., Critical Black Studies Reader, eds., (New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing).
Sullivan, Jas M. and Jonathan Winburn. (2016) “The Role of Discrimination in Shaping the Presence and Strength of Linked Fate.” In Jas M. Sullivan and William Cross, Jr., Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity, eds., (Albany, NY: SUNY Press).
Sullivan, Jas M. and Ghara, Alexandra Z. (2015). “Racial Identity and Intergroup Attitudes: A Multiracial Youth Analysis.” Social Science Quarterly.
Sullivan, Jas M. and Esmail, Asharf. June 2012. African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience, eds.,(Lanham, MD:Lexington Books).
Sullivan, Jas M. and Winburn, Jonathan. December 2011. The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus: Race and Representation in the Pelican State(Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press).
Sullivan, Jas M. and Ghara, Alexandra Z. 2012. “African American Racial Identity Research in Political Science: The Need for a Multidimensional Measure.” In Jas M. Sullivan and Asharf Email, eds., African American Identity: Racial and Cultural Dimensions of the Black Experience, eds.,( Lanham, MD: Lexington Books).
Winburn, Jonathan and Sullivan, Jas M. 2011. "The Significance of Race and Geography on Legislative Behavior: Exploring the Legislative Agenda in Post-Katrina Louisiana.”Journal of Black Studies42: 791-810.
Sullivan, Jas M. 2010. "Race, Identity, and Candidate Support: A Test of Implicit Preference." In Tasha S. Philpot, and Ismail K. White, eds. In African-American Political Psychology: Identity, Opinion, and Action in the Post-Civil Rights Era, eds. (New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan)
Sullivan, Jas M. and Jonathan Winburn. 2010. "Measuring the Effects of Black Identity on Legislative Decision-Making: An Exploratory Study."Journal of African American Studies.14:359-374.
Sullivan, Jas M.and Meghan Sanders. 2010. "Category Inclusion and Exclusion in Perceptions of African Americans: Using the Stereotype Content Model to Examine Perceptions of Groups and Individuals." Race, Gender and Class.
Sullivan, Jas M.and Arbuthnot, Keena N. 2009. "The Effect of Black Identity on Candidate Evaluations: An Exploratory Study."Journal of Black Studies40: 215-23.
Sullivan, Jas M.; Major, Lesa H.; Goidel, Kirby; and Kurpius, David. 2009. “The Role of an African American Candidate on Psychological Engagement and Political Discussion in a Local Election.” Politics and Policy(37:2): 289-308.
Sullivan, Jas M.(2009). "Black Identity: What Does it Mean for Black Leaders?" National Political Science Review12: 163-177.
Stereotyping & Discrimination
Psychology of Racial Stereotypes
Racial Stereotypes in Electoral Politics
Methods of Inquiry
Research Methods in Political Science
Political Scandals in American Politics
Race and Elections
Blacks and the American Political System
Contemporary Black Leadership
19thCentury Black Leadership
Introduction to African American Studies
Black Popular Culture