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Marisa Tramontano

New Part-time Faculty
mt1599@nyu.edu

Marisa Tramontano holds a PhD in Sociology and a Graduate Certification in Gender Studies from the Graduate Center, City University of New York, as well as a MS in Global Affairs from New York University. She teaches political sociology and sociological theory at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, gender studies at Pace University, and has taught sociology and gender studies at Hunter College. Her teaching has been recognized with awards for excellence at John Jay and NYU. She has published in The Journal of Mother Studies, The Oxford Handbook for Social Movements, Food, Culture, & Society, Contemporary Sociology, The Huffington Post, in addition to several book chapters. Her current research projects are Righteous Retaliation: The Deadly Consequences of American Sheepdog Masculinity, “State social media and the terror-trauma discourse: The case of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge,” and an essay on white feminism and weaponized white womanhood. In addition to her teaching and writing, Tramontano is a community organizer with Bay Ridge for Social Justice in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. Her areas of focus are antiracism and community building, abolition of police and prisons, sanctuaryhood and the abolition of ICE, and Palestinian solidarity, anti-Zionism, and the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Teaching and Research Interests

gender studies, critical race studies, critical media studies, sociological theory, cultural and political sociology, social movements, social construction of violence

Marisa Tramontano