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Levey, Tania


Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education

    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  CUNY Graduate Center  Sociology   
    certificate  CUNY Graduate Center  Women's Studies   
    BA  Rutgers University  Philosophy/Women's Studies   
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College, CUNY  Professor  Sociology  2019-present 
    York College, CUNY  Associate Professor with Tenure  Sociology  2011-2019 
    York College, CUNY  Assistant Professor  Sociology  2006-Present 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience

    Institution Rank Field Dates
    Lehman College, CUNY  Adjunct Instructor  Sociology  2005-2006 
    Queens College, CUNY  Graduate Teaching Fellow  Sociology  1997-2000 
  4. Non Academic Experience

    Place of Employment Title Date
    Urban Justice Center, NY  Invited Reviewer for Behind Closed Doors: An Analysis of Indoor Sex Work in New York City (2005).  2004-2005 
    CUNY Honors College  Survey Consultant  2002-2004 
  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Full Professor  2019-present 
    Associate Professor with Tenure  2011-2019 
    Assistant Professor on Tenure Track  2006-2011 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

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

    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        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.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:

      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: .

    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:

      Attewell, P., D. Lavin, with T. Domina (collaborator) and T. Levey (collaborator). Passing the Torch: Does Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Pay Off across the Generations?. New York: Russell Sage, Rose Monograph Series, 2007. .

    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Fligor, B., Levey, S., & Levey, T.G.. "Cultural and Demographic Factors Influencing Noise Exposure Estimates from Use of Portable Listening Devices in an Urban Environment." Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. 57(4) 2014: 1535-47.

        M. Schuller, T.G. Levey. "Kabrit Ki Gen Twop Met: Understanding Persistent Gaps in Water and Sanitation Services in Haiti’s IDP Camps." Disasters Journal. 38(s1) 2014: S1-S24.

        S. Levey, T.G. Levey, and B. Fligor. "Noise Exposure Estimates of Urban MP3 Player Users." Journal of Speech, Hearing, and Research. 54 2011: 263-277.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. 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.

  9. Patents


  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:

      Levey, T.G.. "Race and Gender in Online Narratives of Rape on Twitter." . Peer-reviewed manuscript: .

    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    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.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Departmental Representative to Faculty Senate, Behavioral Sciences and Social Sciences: 2010-2016.

      Chair, Academic Program Review for Anthropology, Black Studies, and Sociology: 2012-2014.

      Member, Search Committee, Sociology: 2015-2016.

      Member, Academic Integrity Committee, Department of Social Sciences: 2009-2011.

      Liaison, Provost Newsletter: 2008-2009.

      Member, Search Committee, Anthropology/Black Studies: 2008-2009.

    2. Service to the School

      Member, Strategic Planning for the School of Health and Behavioral Sciences: 2011-2012.

    3. Service to the College

      At-Large Member, PSC-CUNY Executive Committee: 2014-2020.

      Planning Committee, LGBT Studies Minor and Certificate Program: 2017-present.

      Steering Committee, Alliance for Gender and Sexual Equality: 2010-present.

      HRPP Coordinator, York College: 2014-2016.

      Departmental Representative, College Senate: 2010-2016.

      Member, Teacher Education Unit Council: 2014-2016.

      Member, Quantitative Reasoning Committee: 2015-2016.

      Chair, First-Year Sub-Committee, Foundations of Excellence Initiative: 2012-2014.

      Member, Tobacco Policy Implementation Committee: 2011-2013.

      Member, African American Resource Center Steering Committee: 2009-2011.

      Member, Provost's Lecture Series Committee: 2008-2011.

      Member, Logic Faculty Interest Group (FIG): 2009-2010.

      Member, Human Behavior Faculty Interest Group (FIG): 2009-2010.

      Member, Sophomore Experience Faculty Interest Group (FIG): 2008-2010.

      Member, Library Committee: 2007-2010.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University

      Senator, University Faculty Senate: 2019-present.

      Member, Criminology, Political Science, Sociology Panel, PSC-CUNY Award Program: 2013-present.

      Member, Interdisciplinary Panel, PSC-CUNY Award Program: 2010-2016.

  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. 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.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      Course Description
      SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology 
      SOC 201  Sociological Analysis 
      PHIL/SOC 202  Major Ideas in Education 
      SOC 220  Research Methods I 
      SOC 338  Sociology of Gender and Sexuality 
      HUM 320  Problems of Race and Gender in the Sciences 
      SOC 390  Independent Guided Field Research 
      SOC 490  Independent Guided Field Research 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Sociology of Gender and Sexuality, Soc 338.

      Problems of Gender and Race in the Sciences, Hum 320.