Center for Interdisciplinary Studies

The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS) helps to foster interdisciplinarity at Tufts by providing forums for faculty, staff and students to present their work, co-curricular programming and sponsorship and advocacy of courses that cross disciplines.

CIS provides administrative oversight and support for the Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies program within the School of Arts and Sciences, which is designed for students who wish to craft a major that incorporates at least three different departments or programs. CIS also oversees the senior thesis program for undergraduate students who wish to pursue a thesis in an area that crosses disciplines.


Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
Tufts University
Braker Hall, Room 308
Medford, MA 02155

Program Director: Julie Dobrow
Program Administrator: John LiBassi
Staff Assistant: Amy Pendleton

CIS-Committee Members (Faculty and Staff)

  • Jennifer Allen, Community Health
  • Hilary Binda, Tufts University Prison Initiative, Civic Studies, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • Jennifer Burton, Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies and Film and Media Studies
  • Steven Cohen, Education
  • Mary Davis, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Jonathan Garlic, Dental Health
  • Nina Gerassi-Navarro, Latin American Studies and Film and Media Studies
  • Amy Goldstein, Experimental College
  • Coco Gomez, Environmental Studies
  • Justin Hollander, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Charles Inouye, International Literary and Visual Studies
  • Erin Kelly, Philosophy and Civic Studies
  • Peter Levine, Civic Studies, and Political Science
  • Susan Napier, International Literary and Visual Studies, Film and Media Studies
  • Fernando Ono, Community Health
  • Colin Orians, Biology and Environmental Studies
  • Shomon Shamsuddin, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning
  • Sarah Sobieraj, Sociology
  • Ninian Stein, Environmental Studies

Program Director

Julie Dobrow

Julie Dobrow

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