Marisa Sullivan



Marisa Sullivan, a Fellow at ISW, conducts research on Iraqi political and security dynamics. Sullivan has also authored numerous publications on these issues, including The Fragmentation of the Sadrist Trend and Balancing Maliki. She has also commented Iraq-related issues for media outlets including CNN, Fox News, and the New York Times, and has been published in the Wall Street Journal. Sullivan conducts frequent briefings for journalists and has testified before Congress.

Sullivan has held several roles at ISW since 2007, most recently as Deputy Director from June 2010 to July 2012. Sullivan also served as the Command Historian for Multi-National Force-Iraq in the first quarter of 2009, where she won a civilian service award for her research and writing. 

Sullivan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies from Boston College, graduating summa cum laude. She has also studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Sullivan is currently pursuing graduate study at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins in DC, where she is a Priscilla Mason Fellow.