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Connie Flanagan

Connie Flanagan

Expert on teens/youth and politics, children's understanding of the environmental commons, inequality in opportunities for civic engagement, community service

Emerita Professor, Associate Dean, School of Human Ecology School of Human Ecology Work: 608-262-4847 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Teens and environmental action
  • Youth engagement in community service, volunteering, and activism
  • Adolescents' civic development and social trust
  • Inequality in youth political participation
  • Family and school influences on youth civic engagement


  • 2015 Blanche F. Ittleson Award from the American Orthopsychiatric Association for research linking civic engagement, social justice, and youth well-being
  • 2014 Social Policy Award for Best Authored Book from the Society for Research on Adolescence for Teenage Citizens: The political theories of the young
  • 2012 Research Prize, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University, for scholarship contributing to the understanding of civic engagement
  • Fellow, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI),Division 9 of the American Psychological Association
  • Honorary doctorate in Humanities and Social Sciences from Orebro University in Sweden