The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service supports research on civic and political engagement, civil society, and citizenship. Through the Civic Engagement Research Group (CERG), Tufts Community Research Center (TCRC), the Civil Society Series of the University Press of New England, and its collaborative initiatives with Campus Compact to bring together research universities that are committed to promoting civic engagement, Tisch College promotes the highest quality of civic engagement research and analysis.

Research Areas

Faculty Publications

Recent Research Projects Include

Research Resources for Civic Engagement Scholars

Collaborative Research
Tisch College Outcomes Study
Tisch College is undertaking a multi-year study designed to examine the link between students’ experiences at Tufts University and the development of their civic and political attitudes and activities over time. Learn more

The Civil Society Series
Published by the University Press of New England and co-sponsored by Tisch College. Learn more

The Massachusetts Nonprofit Sector: An Economic Profile (March 2005)Tisch College, in partnership with MassINC, issued this major report that profiles the economy of the nonprofit sector in Massachusetts, available at