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Levey, Tania

Levey, Tania

Curriculum Vitae

Behavioral Sciences

Phone: 718-262-3779
Office Location: AC-4D04

Office Hours  
Wednesday  3:00-4:00 PM 
Thursday  2:00-3:00 PM 


Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  CUNY Graduate Center  Sociology   
certificate  CUNY Graduate Center  Women's Studies   
BA  Rutgers University  Philosophy/Women's Studies   
Dr. Tania Levey's research interests include gender; sexuality; sex work; stigma; and social media. Recent publications include #MeToo in Social Media in Institutional Sexual Abuse in the #MeToo Era, edited by Jason D. Spraitz & Kendra Bowen (2021, Southern Illinois University Press) and Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age (2018, Lynne Rienner Publishers) and journal articles on women in the dominatrix industry, published in Sexualities and Deviant Behavior. Past research focused on the effects of public higher education on the long-term educational and occupational attainments of low-income women and their children. Currently Dr. Levey is working on projects that address pleasure and sex work and online myths about sexual assault. Courses taught include Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, Major Ideas and Issues in Education, Research Methods, and Guided Field Research.

Areas of Expertise

Sex and Gender
Work and Occupations
Social Media
Higher Education
Research Methods

Books in Field Of Expertise

Levey, T.. Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2018. 210.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Levey, T.G.. "The Emotional Labor of the Professional Dominatrix." SAGE Research Methods Cases. Part 2 2018: .

Levey, T.G., & Pinsky, D.. "A Constellation of Stigmas: Stigma Management and the Professional Dominatrix." Deviant Behavior. 36(5) 2015: 347-367.

Pinsky, D. and Levey, T.G.. "'The World Turned Upside Down’: Emotional Labor and the Professional Dominatrix." Sexualities. 18(4) 2015: 438-458.

Roksa, J. and T.G. Levey. "What Can You Do with That Degree? Tradeoffs between Strong and Weak Ties to the Labor Market." Social Forces. 89(2) 2010: 389-416.

Levey, T.G.. "The Effect of Level of College Entry on Mid-Career Occupational Attainments." Community College Review. 38(1) 2010: 3-30.

Levey, T.G. "Mechanisms of Educational Involvement and Mother’s Level of Education." International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 4(4) 2009: 159-172.

Levey, T.G and C. Silver. "Gender and Value Orientations: What's the Difference!?." Sociological Forum. 21(4) 2006: 659-691.

Attewell, P., D. Lavin, T. Domina, and T.G. Levey. "New Evidence on College Remediation." Journal of Higher Education. 77(5) 2006: 886-924.

Attewell, P., D. Lavin, T. Domina, and T.G. Levey. "The Black Middle Class: Progress, Prospects, and Puzzles." Journal of African American Studies. 8(1-2) 2004: 6-19.

Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Levey, T.G.. "Learning the Ropes: Skill and Job Satisfaction in Dominatrix Work." Sex Work Now. Barton, Bernadette, Barb Brents, and Angela Jones (eds) Accepted for publication, New York University Press: .

Levey, T.G.. "#MeToo and Social Media." Institutional Sexual Abuse in the #MeToo Era. Jason D. Spraitz & Kendra Bowen (eds.) Southern Illinois University Press 2021: .

Attewell, Lavin, Domina, and Levey. "The Black Middle Class: Progress, Prospects, and Puzzles." Free at Last? Black America in the 21st Century. 2006: .

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" Gender and Race in Rape Discourses on Twitter " 2/26/19: Honor's Program Seminar, York College.

" Book Reading: Sexual Harassment Online: Shaming and Silencing Women in the Digital Age " 10/11/2018: York College, CUNY.

" Gender, Race, and Nation in Rape Discourses on Twitter " 8/10/2018: American Sociological Assocation Sexualities Preconference - Sexualities, Race and Empire: Resistance in an Uncertain Time.

" Online Resistance to Sexual Shaming: Can Internet Conversations Change Society? " 8/22/2016: American Sociological Association.

" Online Sexual Shaming: An Analysis of Misogynistic Keywords on Twitter " 8/25/2015: American Sociological Association.

" Online Sexual Shaming: An Analysis of Twitter and Revenge Web Sites " 2/28/2015: Eastern Sociological Society.

" Skill and Creativity in the Life Stories of Professional Dominatrices " 2/25/2012: Eastern Sociological Society.

" Schuller, M. & Levey, T. "Thirsting for Justice: Cholera and the Lack of Water and Sanitation in Haiti’s IDP Camps." " 11/21/2011: American Sociological Association.

" Tied In or Tied Down: Links between College Credentials and the Labor Market " 8/11/2009: American Sociological Association.

" College Preparation, Selectivity, and Today's College Students " 12/19/2008: Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, York College.

" Passing the Torch Book Event " 3/31/2008: New York City Technical College.

" Higher Education and Social Mobility: The Role of Community Colleges " 3/9/2006: Center for Economics of Education, Columbia University.

" The Effect of the Associate's Degree on New Outcomes " 4/9/2006: American Education Research Association.

" Community Colleges and Intergenerational Upward Mobility " 2/24/2006: Eastern Sociological Society.

" Is There a College Drop Out Boom? " 2/24/2006: Eastern Sociological Society.

" Assessing the Effects of Community Colleges on the Life Chances of Students and their Children " 11/2005: Association for the Study of Higher Education.

" Race and College for All " 11/2005: American Sociological Association.

" Reexamining Community College Effects: New Techniques, New Outcomes " 3/2005: Eastern Sociological Society.

" Reexamining Power and Agency in Sex Work " 3/2005: Eastern Sociological Society.

" CUNY's Open Admissions Policy, It's Long-term Impact and What it Means for Teaching " 12/2/2005: CUNY Chancellor's Fellows Event.

" How Do Higher Education Attainments of Low Income and Minority Women Influence Economic Well Being Three Decades Later " 3/2003: Eastern Sociological Society.

" The Influence of Higher Educational Opportunity on the Educational Attainments of Low Income and Minority Women: A Thirty Year Follow Up " 3/2003: Eastern Sociological Society.


PSC-CUNY, Gender and Race in Rape Discourses on Twitter. 2019-2020: $5,370.00.

PSC-CUNY, Online Sexual Shaming: Regulating Female Sexuality in the Digital Age. 2016-2017: $3,500.

PSC-CUNY, ‘The World Turned Upside Down’: The Life and Work of the Professional Dominatrix. 2013-2014: $6,000.

PSC-CUNY, Working on Top: The Life and Work of the Professional Dominatrix. 2012-2013: $3,990.

PSC-CUNY, Revisiting Community College Effects. 2010-2011: $2,660.

PSC-CUNY, The Intergenerational Effects of Community Colleges. 2009-2010: $3,516.28.

PSC-CUNY, Reexamining Community College Effects. 2007-2008: $2,800.00.

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, Higher Education and Inequality. 2005-2006: $20,000.

Mario Capelloni Dissertation Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, Higher Education and Inequality. 2004-2005: $17,000.

Graduate Teaching Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, . 1998-1999: $12,000.

Graduate Research Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, . 1994-1995: $12,500.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Professor 201, York College: 2016-present.

Reviewer, Routledge book manuscript: 2018.

Reviewer, Sexualities Journal: 2014-present.

Reviewer, Sexuality and Culture Journal: 2015-present.

Fellowship Leave, York College: 2016-2017.

Member, American Sociological Association: 1995-present.

Member, Eastern Sociological Society: 1996-present.

Member, Sociologists for Women and Society: 2011-present.

Member, International Sociological Association: 2016-present.

Faculty Online/Hybrid Course Development Program, York College: 2014.

Workshop for Junior Faculty, Gender Equity Project, Hunter College: 2008.