Connie FlanaganProfessor Emerita, Vaughan Bascom Professor in Women, Family and Community

My scholarship focuses on adolescents’ political theories and on the factors in communities that foster identification with and action for the common good in young people. My book, Teenage Citizens: The Political Theories of the Young, won the 2014 Best Authored Book Award from the Society for Research on Adolescence. My current project, Youth and the Environmental Commons, focuses on collective action and learning by urban youth of color to mitigate environmental problems in their communities.

Professor Connie Flanagan, Ph.D.


  • Civil Society & Community Studies


  • PhD, Psychology, University of Michigan
  • MA, Education, University of Iowa
  • BA, Psychology, Duquesne University


Office: 2135A Nancy Nicholas Hall

Phone: 608-890-4790