Visiting Lecturer in Sociology
Primary Academic Program: Sociology
Biography:Anna Gjika’s areas of specialization include gender and sexuality, crime and deviance, media and culture, and new media. Of particular interest is gendered violence and the institutional responses to the issue. Her dissertation at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, addressed the intersection of new media technologies and sexual violence among youth. She also examined the ways technology intersects with sexual abuse to create new forms of crime, new ways to victimize and perpetuate harm, as well as new opportunities to investigate and address sexual violence both through the criminal justice system and in the public. She has served as an adjunct lecturer in criminology at Hunter College and as a graduate teaching fellow at Lehman College, where she taught introductory sociology and a course on the sociological imagination. Honors include the Doctoral Dissertation and Enhanced Chancellor’s Fellowships at The Graduate Center; Instructional Technology Fellowship at Baruch College; and Writing Across the Curriculum Fellowship at Lehman College. Manuscripts in preparation include “The Silence Breakers: Digital Feminist Activism and Narratives of Gender-Based Violence in the #MeToo Movement” (with M. Stubbs-Richardson). She has participated in conferences of the Eastern Sociological Society and American Society of Criminology on topics such as survivor responses to sexual assault and masculinity, rape culture, and technology-facilitated juvenile sexual assault.
BA, Fordham University; PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.