April 2018
Tufts is pleased to announce the formation of a program in Civic Studies. The program includes a major in Civic Studies and a minor in Peace and Justice Studies. The major in Civic Studies is now available as a co-major (second major). The PJS minor is also live.

This is the first major in Civic Studies on any university campus. We are proud and excited for Tufts to lead the way in shaping a new interdisciplinary field of study, and we look forward to your contributions.

Program founders Ioannis Evrigenis, Paul Joseph, Erin Kelly, and Peter Levine are available to answer questions and to provide guidance. We invite you to participate in the program and to plan events with us. Welcome to Civic Studies!


Civic Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study that focuses on critical reflection, ethical thinking, and action for social change, within and between societies. People who think and act together to improve society must address problems of collective action (how to get members to work together) and deliberation (how to reason together about contested values). Learn more >

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Civic Studies
Tufts University
Lincoln-Filene Hall, Room 304
10 Upper Campus Road
Medford, MA 02155
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Erin Kelly, Program Director
Peter Levine, Program Director

Civic Studies